This coming weekend see’s one of the highlights of the Heatons calendar. On Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 11am to 6pm, Shaw Road will be awash with festive entertainment. There will be music, delicious food / drink and lots of gorgeous market stalls full of ideal gifts. A little elf friend tells me Father Christmas will be arriving on a special sleigh at 12noon. Around this time of year he’s very busy, so apparently he’s staying until 5.30pm, so this giving plenty of time for him to meet all the girls and boys. There will also be a snowman trail leaving from at Thom’s Bar & Restaurant at 11am.
If you fancy volunteering for this excellent family fun event, please make contact with the Four Heatons Traders Association. Volunteers are essential for this event to take place.
There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Hit’s Radio has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Cash for Kids 2018. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.
Evolved by local Heatons residents in 1997, ‘Friends of Heaton Moor Park’ are a group of volunteers which initially aimed to reverse the poor conditions of the park at the time. With years of hard work, this beautiful park has been transformed into a gorgeous area of Heaton Moor where people can relax, stroll etc. With regular meeting which discuss the park’s management, maintenance and improvement, this brilliant and well run organization has a number of events coming up.
Knitting Friends – Nov 23rd, 10 – 12pm – Experienced and novice knitters all welcome! Friendly group that enjoys the knitting, the company, the coffee and the chat.
The Heaton Moor Strollers – Nov 26th, 1:30pm – 2:00pm – Meet at the Moor Club, 35 Heaton Moor Road (next to the Elizabethan pub; formerly the Conservative Club). They then set out for a stroll around Heaton Moor Park and possibly points further. After about 30 minutes, the group returns to the Moor Club where tea, coffee and other beverages can be purchased. A great way to exercise and meet others.
Friends of Heaton Moor Park Meeting – December 3rd – Focus will be on planning the Christmas event.
Moor Running Friends – The Moor Running Friends offers a way to keep fit, improve your running techniques and get to know a great group of people. Running Friends meets at Heaton Moor Park on the 2 or 3 ‘middle Saturdays’ of each month. (On the first and last Saturday, they meet elsewhere – for full details see www.facebook.com/MoorRunningFriends/
Garden in the Park – Dec 8th, 11:00am – 3:00pm – Spend an hour or two with our friendly group and make Heaton Moor Park even lovelier! The You may wish to bring gloves and your own hand tools – other tools are provided.
Refreshments in the pavilion at 1 pm. Just look out for people with rakes/wheelbarrows/secateurs. All welcome. Garden in the Park takes place every 2nd Saturday of the month.
A quick analysis of sales volumes to date in 2018 indicates that in areas where sales have increased compared to the same period last year, on average virtually half of all properties have access to ultra-fast broadband, with an average download speed of 46.4mbps.
In contrast, in those areas where sales have fallen, just under one third of properties have access to ultra-fast broadband and the average download speed is slightly lower at just 42.9mbps.
While broadband coverage and speed may well not be the most important factors in choosing which home to buy, their impact on daily life is ever increasing. 89% of adults now use the internet each week, up from just 51% in 2006 (ONS), and a rising proportion of the population works from home for at least part of the week.
Upgrade to Inform’s new local demographic pages for analysis of connectivity in your area and check our blog to find out more.
A drop of more than a third of the average sole agency fee for a traditional estate agent in the UK, to 1.18% (plus VAT), since 2011 makes it among the cheapest prime location for agent fees in the world.
Of the places analysed, only China and Hong Kong had lower seller-side fees at 0.5% and 1.0% respectively. Other countries with significantly higher seller fees including Mexico (7.5%), the USA (5.5%) and France (5%).
The UK comes out as the cheapest location to buy in terms of estate agent fees when you consider the combined buying and selling commission fees (assuming no buying agent is used).
A survey carried out by TheAdvisory of over 2,000 property sellers in England and Wales, which was reported by Prime Resi, also identified that 95% chose a traditional agent over a new online and hybrid agencies (often with ‘no sale no fee’) to sell their home.
A property was sold somewhere across England and Wales every 9 seconds of working hours between January and July of this year.
With 10 regions in the country, assuming an even distribution, this would equate to a property sale in every region within a minute and a half period. However, with regional differences including the number of available properties and volume of housing stock, there are variations.
In the South East and North West, a property was sold during every working minute of the day.
In the North East where fewer properties are sold than in other, more densely populated regions, there was still a sale every 3 minutes.