Author: Julian Bethell

Commuting distances

Measuring commuting distance might seem a little obscure but it actually offers a particularly good insight into the character of any local housing market. For example, commuter towns tend to really come alive at the weekends but are quieter in the week. Areas where most people work locally will have a stronger community feel day-to-day.
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Sales levels in recent months by type

The property market fluctuates on a seasonal basis, and this is particularly the case for sales rates. This chart shows how the market has changed over the course of the last few months. The most recent periods are estimates based on the previous year’s pattern.

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Welcome to Daniel

Welcome to Daniel who has joined our busy Heatons team as a Lettings Negotiator.

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Feast of auctions in The Heatons

Art lovers throughout The Heatons have a feast of auctions over the next few months. Establish in 1826, Capes Dunn has recently moved from their Manchester City centre to Station Road in Heaton Mersey.

Selling a large number of Fine Art & Antiques, the auction company also host fortnightly Interiors, Vintage & Modern Auctions.

Their next auction is the ‘Antiquarian and Collectable Books and Affordable Art’ on the 26th June followed by a Free Open Valuation day on the 28th June.

Hope you grab a bargain if you make it!

 

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Heaton Arts Trail 2018

2018 marks the 6th annual event of this brilliant two-day, free to visit, community-led trail where local artists and artisans open their homes and studios to showcase their work to the public.

It’s an fantastic opportunity to see what’s happening in the ever growing local arts scene and support local makers. This year, the Heatons Art Trail plan to have more studios, more collective exhibition spaces and more artist-led workshops.

Suitable for all ages and all the family.

This is one of my favourite events of the year.

This year’s trail will be held on the weekend of 7th & 8th July 2018 – see you there.

For more details click here

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Breakdown of age bands

The split of the population by age group has a big effect on the local housing market; the demographic profile affects prices, but more importantly the tenure mix and the rates of sales. The patterns you can see here gives you a good insight into the profile of local residents.

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Change in prices over the last three years

This chart shows how the relative prices of the major house types have varied over recent years. By clustering the columns you can see the interesting patterns developing over time.

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Sales by house type over in recent years

The rate at which properties are sold in the market is probably the best indicator of what we in the trade call ‘buoyancy’. In this chart, we show the number of properties which have been sold each year since 2008.

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What would more rate rises mean for The Heatons?

In the residential property world, the most important macroeconomic indicator we’re obsessed with is interest rates. Interest rates are the main tool the government uses to cool down the market when it shows signs of overheating. They have a massive impact on the housing market because they determine what your mortgage costs every month.

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Vegetarian Restaurant Green on Tour

The Famous North West restaurateur Simon Rimmer, is bringing ‘Greens’ to The Heatons! On June 14th Village Point will be hosting the first ever ‘Greens on Tour’ Night with Simon Rimmer’.

Each guest with be greeted with a glass of procecco and canapes before being seated to a wonderful three course gourmet vegetarian dinner. The dinner has wine matched to each course, with master Sommelier Nigel Wilkinson from Boutinot LTD, giving a brief introduction.

Limited tickets are available so please book early to avoid disappointment. www.greensdidsbury.co.uk

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