Mission Christmas

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.

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Friends of Heaton Moor Park

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 – 3:00pmSpend 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.

 

 

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TRANSACTION LEVELS RISE IN AREAS WITH ACCESS TO ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND

  • 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.
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UK AMONG LOWEST ESTATE AGENCY FEES GLOBALLY

  • 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.
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changes in tax on your buy to let properties

As a Landlord, are you are aware of the imminent tax changes that are potentially affecting Buy to Let Landlords?

These changes were introduced in April 2017 and progressively increase the tax liabilities of all 40% tax paying Landlords who have Buy to Let mortgages. Is this you?

The first time you may become aware of this extra tax burden could be when you receive your next tax demand in January 2019.

We are recommending a meeting with our internal Buy to Let Expert to talk you through the implications and potential solutions.


Please call on 0161 442 1118 or email us at heatonslettings@julianwadden.co.uk to arrange a convenient time for either a telephone or face to face meeting.

Anna

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SECONDS TO SELL

  • 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.
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Bonfire Night

The Heatons Sports Club are holding another action packed fireworks display on Monday 5th November. Gates open at 6.00pm with the display starting at 7.45pm.

Along with the stunning display the event boasts Childrens Rides, Refreshments, delicious food available and indoor / outdoor bars.

£10 Family tickets available from the club in advance Monday to Thursday from 6pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon. (Family ticket 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16).   

Enjoy and stay safe.

 

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Kick the Plastic

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. jodi@eco-me.uk

 

 

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Winter Wine Fair

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

 

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CHOCOLATE BOX PROPERTY

  • 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.
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