A current project strongly highlighted by the Heatons Traders Association is to generate a greater awareness of the harm plastic is doing to our world. Headed up by local resident Jodi Flannery of Eco-Me-Consultancy, ‘Kick The Plastic’ is wanting to help reduce the use of plastic within The Heatons. Jodi is hoping to investigate recycling options throughout the area and link up with local community groups and businesses to see how we all can use more sustainable products and non-plastic alternative options. If this is close to your heart, by all means pick up a Julian Wadden bag for life from our local Heaton Moor office.
For further information please visit the #KickThePlastic on Jodies dedicated Instagram page or simply send an e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you fancy sampling some beautiful wines throughout the world, the Cork of the North are holding a Winter Wine Fair at Village Point on Thursday 29th November 7.30pm till 9.45pm. With over 60 delicious wines to choose from, I’m sure this will be a perfect opportunity to stock your wine shelves just in time for the festive period.
Based at 104 Heaton Moor Road, Cork of the North has been a huge success since arriving in Heaton Moor. Selling 500 different wines by the glass or bottle, you can simply pick any bottle off the shelf and drink it in the bar for a corkage fee of £8. After sampling your chosen beverage you may bit a little peckish, so to compliment small plates of delicious food can be ordered up to 10pm each night.
Tickets for the evening at Village Point are now on sale and are priced at £20 per person. Numbers are strictly limited.
Village Point – 35 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4PB
There is little else more quintessentially British than the chocolate box cottage. Bringing up idyllic images of rambling roses framing the doorway, thatched roofs, exposed beams and open fires, an escape to a rural retreat is the aspiration of many.
We have taken the opportunity during this National Chocolate Week to delve further into this market and the buyers who have made this dream their reality this year.
So far in 2018, there have been 2,100 country cottages sold in rural locations across England and Wales. The South of the country dominates, with 46% of sales but a fifth were in the Midlands and 15% in the East. The remaining 19% were spread across the North, Yorkshire and the Humber and Wales.
Unsurprisingly, buyers are prepared to pay a premium for a rural idyll. Chocolate box cottages sold this year for an average of £364 per square foot. This is 33% higher than the average price paid for all homes across rural locations.
Just 35% of 25 to 34 year olds were homeowners in 2017, down from 55% twenty years ago. Only 60% of young adults with a 10% deposit and a loan based on an income multiplier of 4.5, can afford the cheapest properties in their local area according to a new report produced by the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
Rising property prices, primarily prior to the financial crisis, compared to incomes have been the major factor in this change. Adjusting for inflation, average house prices in England have risen by 173% over the last twenty years, compared to real incomes of those aged 25 to 34 which have risen by just 19%.
Regional disparity in house prices is far more acute than among incomes. Across London and the South East over 90% of young adults would need to save at least six months’ income for a 10% deposit on an average priced home in their area. This compares to under 60% across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.
The introduction of incentives such as Help to Buy, have undoubtedly proved beneficial for many first-time buyers. Nearly 170,000 have benefitted from a Help to Buy equity loan since its introduction in 2013. Similarly, over 69,000 first-time buyer households have saved on average £2,300 each thanks to the first-time buyer stamp duty tax relief announced in the 2017 Budget.
If you have ever sold your home, you will be all too familiar with the pressure to make the property look tip-top in time for a viewing. Your home must appeal to the most likely type of person to buy it, so it’s vital to understand a bit about the demand profile in your area. The chart above shows the demographic profile of our part of the world.
New to the market is this three bedroom semi-detached property on Broadstone Road in Heaton Chapel. Also being close to the border of Reddish means that, when being resold, you will attract buyers from both areas – a real plus!