Stockport Property News

  • Covid-19: Agents’ view of the market – Improvement in overall sentiment

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jun 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    The May Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) gauging the mood of agents, showed improvement in overall sentiment, mirroring the Dataloft Demand Index.


    The sales market measured by new instructions, new buyer enquiries and newly agreed sales, shows improved sentiment in May ...

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  • Tracking housing market demand post-lockdown

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jun 19, 2020, 10:00 AM
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    There has been a huge surge of consumer interest in the housing market since May 13th, according to the Dataloft Demand Index.


    In the week that lockdown was lifted, the Index climbed by 30%. By the end of May, it was 71% higher than a ...

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  • Agents view of the market survey

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jun 8, 2020, 09:30 AM
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    The mood amongst agents was subdued in the week before the market re-opened, according to the RICS sentiment survey. This is not surprising since 80% of agents had experienced buyers and sellers pulling out of transactions due to Covid-19.

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    With lockdown just lifted, it's too ...

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  • Are You Missing the Office?

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson May 27, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    Covid-19 has meant many people have had to work from home. Only 19% of office workers want to spend the majority of their time working from home and normally only 1.7 million people do.

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    Survey results revealed the top 10 things people miss most about ...

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  • How Might Transaction Volumes Pan Out in 2020?

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson May 18, 2020, 10:00 AM

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    This week Zoopla revealed that 373,000 home sales across the country, agreed before lockdown, are currently on hold. We have used this to create a scenario for transaction rates over the rest of 2020.

    Making assumptions for fall throughs and also the number of newly ...

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  • How are you using your living room?

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Apr 29, 2020, 10:45 AM

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    During unprecedented times we are being ever more inventive with the ways we use our living space.

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    For the 9.9 million people in the UK who are members of health and fitness clubs, our homes are now sports venues as we transform our living space ...

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  • 1,600 Easter Related Addresses

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Apr 10, 2020, 10:30 AM
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    • A cracking 1,600 property sales have taken place on Easter related addresses across England and Wales over the past 12 months. At just over £600 million, their total sales value is just over one third of the egg-stimated £1.7 billion the UK spent on Easter ...
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  • Thanks a billion Mum, 1.6 billion!

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Mar 18, 2020, 12:00 PM
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    • Sunday 22nd March marks Mother's Day in the UK. A survey by GlobalData estimated £1.6 billion was spent celebrating this day in 2019, that's the equivalent to just over 6,800 average-priced homes.
    • At current prices, £1.6 billion purchases over 8,400 terraced or 4,400 detached properties. ...
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  • Renting Vs Buying – How you could be £68,000 better off in 5 years!

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Mar 11, 2020, 10:30 AM

    We’ve all rented a property at some point in our lives and in the current housing market, more and more people are renting. The cost of rent differs from area to area but according to Statista.com, the average UK rent is £967pm or £11,604pa. Therefore, ...

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  • Now is the time to get your property on the market!

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Mar 4, 2020, 14:45 PM
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    • Momentum is building across the UK housing market as spring approaches. The ONS (Office for National Statistics) report average property prices are rising in every region of the UK for the first time in nearly two years.
    • Property price growth is currently strongest across Yorkshire ...
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  • How to sell your home ​

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Jan 7, 2020, 11:15 AM

    As we enter a new decade it’s now time to pack up the decorations, put the tree away and finish off eating all those Christmas treats. Christmas is over and 2020 is now here! If you’re planning to sell your property in the New Year, ...

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  • We're one of 3 best Estate Agents in Stockport

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Dec 19, 2019, 10:45 AM

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    "Expert recommended Top 3 Estate Agents in Stockport, UK. All of our estate agents face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection , which includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!"

    Take a look here to find ...

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  • Cycling Plans Impact Stockport Property Market

    Ben Face Brighter Ben Robertson Dec 17, 2019, 10:30 AM

    There is a lot of changes taking place in Stockport right now, but this doesn’t mean the evolution of the town looks like slowing down. There are proposals for the ‘Stockport Walk Cycle’, which is part of the Bee Network, which could further transform the ...

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  • Importance of Accurate Valuations When Selling Your Home

    Ian Watson Nov 11, 2019, 13:00 PM

    Selling your home isn't easy, and there are many pitfalls to overcome. One of the most important aspects to consider is the price you place on your property. The importance of accurate valuations when selling your home cannot be overstated, and we are here to ...

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  • We've Won Silver in the 2019 allAgents Estate & Letting Agent Awards!

    Rebecca Galgut Nov 4, 2019, 15:16 PM
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    We've won Silver in Best Letting Agent in SK2 2019!

    Well done to the Stockport Branch and keep up the good work!
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  • Stockport Suitable For First-Time Buyers

    Ian Watson Sep 30, 2019, 10:30 AM

    Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it is also a daunting prospect. There is no denying many people looking to step on to the property ladder is looking for as much guidance and support as possible. The finances involved with buying your ...

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  • New Builds Increasing in Size

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 17, 2019, 09:30 AM
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    The average size of a new build property has increased by 8% since 2010. This tallies with the construction data which shows there has been a shift towards building larger detached houses compared to flats over the last decade. However there are regional variations.

    Despite ...

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  • Stockport: Tips For New Tenants

    Ian Watson Sep 5, 2019, 11:35 AM

    A lot is going on in Stockport, and it is easy to see why many people are keen to move to the area. While there are many new property developments and existing homes to consider, many people are keen to explore the rental market in ...

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  • Tackling the housing crisis

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 30, 2019, 12:30 PM

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    It has been suggested that low mortgage rates and not a shortage of supply, are behind the huge rise in house prices since the 1990s.

    Record low interest rates for more than a decade made borrowing so cheap that buyers were able to take on ...

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  • Will Metrolink Improve Stockport?

    Ian Watson Aug 29, 2019, 10:34 AM

    It is sometimes hard to keep up with the pace of change and development in Stockport. The town centre is evolving, and there is news of developments regularly. There is a lot to be excited about over live in Stockport, but it is not as ...

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