Author: Julian Bethell

Fluctuations in prices over recent years

It won’t come as any massive shock that houses are generally worth more than flats in our area. However, when it comes to the movements over time, these two broad types of property do not always behave similarly. Here we see how flats and houses have varied in price.

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Cork of the North Arrives in at The Heatons

Wine merchants ‘Cork of the North’ is coming to Heaton Moor. Based just near 104 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, this independent company sell well over 500 different delicious bottles drink in OR take away.

Along with great range to wines, Cork of the North have regular tasting events, News Letters and membership possibilities.

Opening to the public in July, The Heatons is growing stronger, as yet another fabulous independent company lands.

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Local occupancy ratings

Some people rattle around in their home like two beans in a can whilst others are packed in like sardines in a tin. There is a formula, created by the Office for National Statistics which gives the occupancy rating of each home. This number shows whether a property has the ‘right’ number of rooms given the number of people living there. This shows the picture in our local housing market.

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Property prices by house type

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for property markets up and down the country and our area is no different. Here we show how prices of different house types have changed relative to one another over time.

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The annual sales split (houses vs flats)

In some parts of the country, the split between a house and flat sales is very extreme while elsewhere there is more of a balance. It primarily comes down to the nature of the area and how densely populated it is. Rural, semi-rural and suburban areas are dominated by houses whereas urban districts are awash with flats. The chart shows the picture in our area.

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Statistics show more good news ahead for The Heatons

The British press is being so hysterical about the UK property market at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were back in 2008 again, staring down the barrel of another credit crunch. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Week after week, more statistics come out revealing how buoyant the market is at the moment. Here are just three of the reasons why homeowners in The Heatons should be grinning.

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Prices by type over the last few quarters

By looking back over the last eight quarters, it’s quite enlightening to see how average sales prices have changed for individual house types. Obviously the bigger types sell for more, but the quarter-on-quarter changes tell an interesting story.

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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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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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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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