(covering marple, marple bridge, mellor and compstall)

Month: January 2018

Extending our contractors portfolio in Marple

Our Marple branch is now looking to extend their contractors portfolio with local tradesman. Please email our branch for more information at Marple@julianwadden.co.uk



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Treat your loved one on Valentine’s Day

The Devonshire Arms in Mellor are hosting a ‘Crazy in Love’ night on Wednesday 14th February.

A set menu is being served between 5.00 -7.30pm. The quiz starts promptly at 8.00pm. Teams of 6 maximum.

Book your team now before it’s too late.



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Celebrate Burns Night in style

Celebrate Burns Night in style with a delicious 3 course meal on the 27th January at All Things Nice in Marple.

£25.00 per person starting at 7pm. Please contact Lynda on 0161 427 2222 to book your table now. Be quick before they go!


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A two bedroom semi-detached property located in a popular residential location

NEW TO THE MARKET is this two bedroom semi-detached property on Woodbank Avenue, Bredbury. The property is in need of updating and slight cosmetic work but once complete it would appeal to a small family or first time renters. Located in the heart of Bredbury with public transport links on your doorstep, local amenities and a stone’s throw away from the M60 it is ideally located.

This property offers to the ground floor; an entrance hallway, lounge at the front of the property and kitchen/diner at the rear with fitted kitchen and french doors leading to the rear garden. The first floor reveals two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Externally the property offers off road parking and front and rear gardens.

The property is in need of cosmetic work but once works are complete you would look to achieve £650 pcm giving you a potential 5.8% yield.

The property is currently on the market with Equity Living for £135,000.


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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 year

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Local property prices vs region & country

This chart shows how prices in the local area compare with those in the region and the national picture. Given our geographical position relative to the national economic centre of gravity, the relative price levels are what we’d expect.

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The proportion of sales by house type

For this month’s market update, we’ve decided to take a look at what percentage of total sales each house type accounts for each quarter. Whilst it doesn’t show the actual number of sales, it’s very useful for seeing what each property type is contributing to the total level of transactions. It also permits year-on-year comparisons, which negate the impact of seasonality.

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How much does outside space really matter in SK6?

Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren’t just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

In Marple and The Bridge there are approximately 50,800 people living across 4,600 hectares of land. This means that the population density is 10.9 people per hectare. To put that in the national context, it scores 4/5, five being the most densely populated areas. We can therefore classify our area as suburban, which means residents’ will have limited choices when it comes to outside space.

Buyers’ attitudes towards, and appetite for outside space often comes down to the area where the property is located. As the chart above shows, the most common type of property in SK6 is a semi. This means that a significant number of homebuyers will expect a reasonably sized garden with room for a couple of flower beds.

Having outside space also means you have to maintain it to keep it looking well presented. This can come at a cost, although any outlay will normally be minimal. When it comes to selling your home, the last thing you want is to have an open space that looks unappealing. Many buyers’ minds are made up from how a property is presented, and that counts for both the inside and outside of a home.

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New Colleague

Welcome to Jackie who has joined our busy Marple team as a Part-time Negotiator.

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