the heatons property blog

Which types of home sell most often in The Heatons?

We think your ideal home says a lot about you. If the world were your oyster, would you go for something Victorian, Georgian, a duplex apartment, new build house, or maybe a farm? Given that we live in The Heatons, obviously our choices are somewhat limited by reality, but what are the hottest types of property and what does this mean for sellers?

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What landlords need to think about for 2018

It looks as though 2018 will be a mixed year for landlords. Some will start to feel the pinch of the legislation that’s recently come into force, such as the loss of mortgage interest relief, while a number of tenants may give notice, due to incentives to buy. At the same time, there are likely to be some good deals around for landlords looking to expand their portfolios. For the rest, who may not have the means to buy in the next 12 months, it’s a good opportunity to take stock of their portfolio and make small improvements where needed to help translate rental income into better profits.

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Carlos joins the Heatons

Welcome to Carlos who has joined our busy Heaton Moor team as a Professional Viewer.

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Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds arrives in The Heatons!

What is Men in Sheds? ‘Men in Sheds’ was a concept which originated in Australia back in the late 1990’s to tackle social isolation and improve health and well-being in older men.

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Inside the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Considered the most famous flower show in the world, Doug Stewart will take us behind the scenes and consider what is takes to create a winning garden.

Starting his horticultural career at the tender age of 13 supplying the local shop with veg. Doug’s diverse professional horticulturist career has seen many highlights which include being Head Horticulture at a local college and co presenting The Great Outdoors. Doug now relishes the freedom of working as a freelance horticultural business consultant, speaker and trainer.

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Fundraising Quiz for the Samaritans

If your general knowledge is A1 and you’re at a loose end on the 17th February 8-11pm, why don’t you and your friends make up a team and head down to the West Heaton Bowling, Tennis and Squash Club.

In aid of the brilliant local charity ‘The Samaritans’, which is based at the Heaton Moor Centre on Thornfield Road, this great event is sure to be fun packed.

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Even More Reasons to Use an ARLA qualified Managing Agent

There are currently nearly 150 ‘Statutory Provisions’ that apply to lettings and the benefit of much of the legislation – particularly the laws that have come into force since 2006 – is that properties have become safer for tenants. Landlords now have a high degree of responsibility for the health and safety of their tenants, from removing potential hazards and installing fire safety measures to ensuring the fabric of the property itself is maintained to a good standard.

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Local tenure patterns

The mix of tenure of properties is a substantial yardstick of the attributes of homes in a local market. One of the best parts of the planning system in the UK is that social housing is heavily mixed in with the private stock so we don’t get large geographical divides between people as is the case in urban France. This also shows how many people are renting, which has gone up nearly everywhere in the last ten years.

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Local property prices vs region & country

This chart shows how prices in the local area compare with those in the region and the national picture. Given our geographical position relative to the national economic centre of gravity, the relative price levels are what we’d expect.

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