marple and marple bridge property blog

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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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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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A one bedroom house with off road parking in a desirable location in Marple Bridge

A rare and unique one bedroom property in the heart of Marple Bridge with OFF ROAD PARKING AND GARDEN. Located within an attractive cobbled square in a much sought after conservation area close to all bars, restaurants, Brabyns Park and train station.

Located with one of four properties which offers seclusion from the village. In brief the property offers a large and spacious lounge with built in storage. The kitchen is well appointed with plenty of storage and work surfaces units. A rear porch has been added giving extra storage with power.

The first floor offers a spacious double bedroom boasting an array of fitted wardrobes. A large four piece suite bathroom with further storage over he bulk head.

The garden is located to the rear, separate from the property.

An ideal buy to let property which will appeal to someone who is looking to start their portfolio off.

The property would achieve £600 pcm due to its location, offering a 4.2% yield. Currently on the market with Julian Wadden, Marple for £169,950.

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Three reasons to bet on the Marple & Marple Bridge property markets

As you’re no doubt aware, there’s a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the national property market at the moment. For example, the Nationwide index showed that in June, annual house price growth had slowed to a five-year low. Our area hasn’t been immune; in the first quarter of 2018, there were only 3.4 per cent more sales than the same period in the previous year.  

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Who will lift the Cup?

After England’s euphoric yet nailbiting win over Colombia (is it ever anything but?), we look at how the World Cup would pan out if we base it on house price growth. For the quarters: Belgium (who finished fourth in 1986) would easily beat five times champions Brazil, while Croatia would conquer tournament hosts Russia.

The other two games would be closer. Two times winner Uruguay would edge out 1998 winners France, while Sweden (runners-up in 1958) would get the better of England.

That sets up Uruguay to outshoot Belgium in the first semi-final and Sweden to overpower Croatia in semi-final two, while Croatia should beat Belgium in a tight third place playoff

The Final: Sweden would edge Uruguay in a final that could go all the way to penalties to lift their first ever World Cup trophy. It’s been a championship of shocks, so who knows, although we’re hoping our predictions may prove to be wrong? Come on England!

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ATTENTION BUY TO LET INVESTORS – A two bedroom semi-detached offering over a 6% yield

A two bedroom semi-detached property on Goyt Valley Walk in Bredbury situated in a quiet position and offering well maintained accommodation throughout and an enclosed rear garden with a patio area.

The property comprises of; an entrance hallway, lounge with a modern fitted fireplace, the kitchen has ample worktop and storage space and is well maintained. The first floor reveals two double bedrooms and a modern fitted family bathroom. Externally there is a well proportioned enclosed rear garden with a patio area, there is a lawned front garden with path leading up to the property, there is on the road parking also.

This great buy to let property has the option for the current tenants to stay on at the property, they are currently paying £550 pcm. I would say that you would be able to achieve up to £575 pcm for the property, giving you a healthy 6.1% yield.

Currently on the market with Woodhall Properties, Hazel Grove for £112,000.

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An end of terrace in Marple offering a superb buy to let investment opportunity

A well presented and charming two double bedroom garden fronted end terrace on Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, offering spacious accommodation throughout.

In brief the accommodation comprises to the ground floor: spacious lounge with feature fireplace and kitchen/diner with ample storage space and work surfaces and also benefits from under stairs storage. To the first floor the master bedroom is flooded with light from two windows and also has a charming fireplace as an additional focal feature. A further double bedroom can be found off the landing, along with a spacious shower room. Externally to the rear there is a yard that can also be used for off road parking.

The property is currently on the market for £179,950, the rent you would look to achieve is £700 pcm, offering a 4.7% yield. It will appeal to your first time renters in particular.

Currently marketed by Julian Wadden, Marple.

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A property offering over a 6% yield situated in a convenient location

Situated on Higher Bents Lane is this two bedroom mid terraced property, offering ‘ready to move into’ accommodation, a converted cellar which is currently used as a another bedroom and situated in a convenient location, close to local amenities and transport links.

This great buy to let property offers to the ground floor; a lounge with laminate flooring and UPVC double glazed windows, the modern fitted kitchen comes complete with worktop and storage space, integrated oven and hob and ample space for a dining table, the utility room is found off the kitchen and provides a useful space. The first floor reveals two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a four piece suite. The cellar has been converted into another bedroom, but can be used differently if needed.  

Externally there is an enclosed rear courtyard.

The potential yield you would look to achieve on the property would be 6.2%, this is based on £650 pcm. It will appeal to the first time renters market in particular, being ready to move into.

Currently on the market with Edward Mellor, Woodley at £125,000.

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A fantastic opportunity offering the potential to earn over 7% yield

This two bedroom, bay fronted mid terrace is situated on Stockport Road East, Bredbury and is offering the prospective buyer a chance to earn over a 7% yield which is a rarity in SK6!

The property comprises of an entrance hallway, the separate dining room is situated at the front of the property, whilst the living room is at the rear. The kitchen is in the extension off the rear with a handy downstairs WC at the end. The first floor reveals two bedrooms, one double and one single. There is an ensuite shower room and a separate bathroom.

Externally the property provides a rear walled courtyard.

The property is need of full refurbishment, and build costs need to be taken into account when looking at the yield. Even with build costs included there is a potential to earn over 7% which is a rarity in the SK6 area.

The property is currently on the market with Edward Mellor, Stockport at £80,000. The property is going to auction.

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Foragin – NEW BAR

We always get excited about a new bar opening and this one has not disappointed. With a superb selection of gin and a stylish interior, it is a great addition to Marple’s already great bars and restaurants.

Definitely worth a look!

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