marple and the bridge property blog

(covering marple, the bridge, mellor and compstall)

How often do people move property in the local area?

More than six-million people move home every year according to national census figures. These numbers reveal we are changing homes at a faster rate than ever before with people in the southern half of the country the most frequent movers. Conversely, those living in the North East, North West and Wales move home less frequently than anyone else in the UK.

The average lifespan of a British person is now 81.5 years; during this lifespan people will move home about six times. With 14 years, the South West leads the way for the shortest amount of time people live at one property while the longest amount of time people stay at their properties is in Wales where the average is 23 years.

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A ground floor apartment offering over 7% yield

New to the Market! Located in the sought after retirement block, Rectory Court is this one bedroom ground floor apartment, close to the center of Marple and all local amenities. Rectory Court offers communal parking and gardens, a lift service and a communal lounge and kitchen for coffee mornings to be enjoyed by residents.

Offered with no chain this ground floor apartment offers; a fitted bathroom suite with large walk in shower, a large double bedroom with mirrored fitted wardrobes, the well proportioned lounge is light and airy with french doors leading to the pleasant outside area and the kitchen area has ample storage space with integrated hob and oven.

The yield for this apartment is fantastic and has the potential to reach over 7% this is based on £550 per calendar month.

Currently marketed with Edward Mellor, Marple at £90,000.

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A great investment deal located on Church Lane

New to the market is this two bedroom end of terrace property situated on Church Lane in the center of Marple, a stone’s throw away from everything that Marple has to offer, including local schools, local amenities and great transport links to Manchester.

This property offers to the ground floor; two reception rooms, a lounge and a dining room and kitchen to the rear. Upstairs the property offers two bedrooms, and a family bathroom and separate WC . The property is in need of cosmetic attention but once works are completed the property will be a superb buy to let investment.

The potential yield for this property is 5.7% based on £750 per calendar month. Offered with no onward chain and positioned in the heart of Marple immediate viewing is essential.

Currently marketed with Edward Mellor, Marple at £156,000.

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which landlords insurances are available?

Landlord insurance is similar to your normal home insurance but is designed to cover rental properties. Your standard home insurance will not be adequate for covering buy to let properties also.

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A two bedroom semi-detached property offering 6% yield in Bredbury

Located on Woodbank Avenue, Bredbury is this two bedroom semi-detached property offering off road parking, stylish accommodation throughout and offered with no onward chain.

This property offers to the ground floor; entrance hallway, an open plan living area and a modern fitted kitchen/diner with patio doors leading out onto the rear garden. The first floor reveals two well proportioned bedrooms and a three piece family bathroom suite. Externally the property offers off road parking at the front and a large garden with a patio area at the rear.

Offered with no onward chain and situated in heart of Bredbury with great commuter links. This property is ideal for first time renters or a small family.  The potential yield is 6% based on £700 per calendar month.

Marketed currently with Bridgfords, Stockport at £140,000.

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Length of residents’ working day

Areas which are home to residents who work long hours tend to have something of a split personality. The people you might see on the street on weekdays are often very different to those at weekends. The crucial benchmark is 49 hours per week. If you’re working that many hours or more, remember no one on their death bed ever wished they’d spent more time in the office!

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devonshire arms

After 10 weeks of closure the Devonshire arms has reopened with a fresh new look! Sill retaining its welcoming and traditional feel they have transformed the garden terrace and created a new menu with some exciting seasonal twists. With the reopening comes some tempting deals ‘Girls Night out’ – Proseccos & Tapas from 7pm on Wednesdays and ‘Bubbles & Banter’ – two glasses of Prosecco and a selection of 4 Devonshire Tapas only £29.95! A perfect summer’s evening! Since it reopened they have been very busy so best to book in advance. Call 0161 427 2563. Take a look at their Facebook page for more details


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tale as old as time

In keeping with the recent release of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast live action Film, local theatre company NK Theatre Arts based in Romiley Forum have put together ‘Tale as old as time – A Disney story!’ There will be lots of famous Disney songs to sing along to and an exciting meet & greet with the characters. A fantastic afternoon out for all the family to celebrate all things Disney. Click here for more information and to book tickets


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blackthorn festival

A date for the diary this coming weekend! Following last year’s success Blackthorn Festival returns for 2017. The festival kicks off this Friday through to Sunday. Get yourself to Whitebottom Farm situated just through Etherow Country Park. Click here to book tickets


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