stockport property blog

(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

New Food and Drink Awards are coming to Stockport

Hosted by Robinson’s Brewery, on Wednesday 20th June, are the first Stockport Food and Drink Awards.

Catagories include:

  • Best Ethical food project
  • Best Supplier (Non-Food)
  • Best Producer (Food/Drink)
  • Best Restaurant/Place to eat
  • Sustainability in action award/Best supply chain
  • Best casual eats/Best cheap eats
  • Best drinking establishment
  • Best food and drink newcomer
  • Best Stret food
  • Best digital feed/Instagram Feed/social media presence

Tickets are priced at £17.50 and include a drink on arrival, food tasters, and entry to the after party.

Find out more here…

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Stockport’s Gigantic Jurassic Day Out

Saturday 9th June is going to be a totally packed fun Jurassic adventure as Dinosaur Takeover Day hits Stockport.

Stockport is set to go totally Jurassic as a herd of prehistoric reptiles gets ready to take giant steps into the centre town for Dinosaur Takeover Day on 9th June.

For 160 million years, dinosaurs ruled the Earth and now they are back ready to strut their huge stubby toes around Redrock & Prince’s Street, Merseyway & Mersey Square and St Peter’s ‘Jurassic’ Square.

Over at Redrock, The Light cinema are giving dinosaur themed tote bags away throughout the day – 10 bags every hour from 10am!

Packed full of fun and entertainment for all the family, Dinosaur Takeover Day is completely free for everyone and includes a Dinosaur Park compete with Jurassic jeep, walkabouts from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor and Dino babies. On stage to entertain the crowds with an exciting show will be children’s presenter Andy Day and the ever-popular colourful Trolls are back with their unique song and dance display. The Dinosaur grill will be serving tasty food, to satisfy even dinosaur-sized appetites.

Meet the Flintstones

A Dinosaur Day Out wouldn’t be complete without the Flintstones: Fred’s incredible stone wheeled ‘footmobile’ will be rolling around Mersey Square alongside the easier to navigate, and slightly more modern-day, rides of the kiddie’s fairground.

Dinosaurs won’t be patrolling the Market Place but you will find the Makers Market where over 50 stalls will be packed with something for everyone: a selection of unique creatives, creators, makers, designers, producers, bakers, musicians and artists.

Plan your Dinosaur Takeover Day out

10.30 – T Rex Walkabout in St Peter’s Square
11am – T Rex Walkabout in Merseyway
11.15 – Velociraptors Walkabout at Redrock
11.30 – Andy Day’s Dino Show in St Peter’s Square
11.45 – Trolls Show in Mersey Square
12.00 – T Rex Walkabout in Merseyway
12.30 – Velociraptors Walkabout at Redrock
1.00 – Dino Babies in Merseyway
1.00 – Velociraptors Walkabout in Mersey Square
1.15 –  T Rex Walkabout in St Peter’s Square
1.30 – Velociraptors Walkabout at Redrock
1.40 – Dino Babies in Merseyway
1.45 – Trolls Show in St Peter’s Square
2pm – Andy Day’s Dino Show in Mersey Square
2.15 – Velociraptors Walkabout at Redrock
2.30 – T Rex Walkabout in Merseyway
3 pm – T Rex Walkabout in St Peter’s Square
3.15 – Velociraptors Walkabout at Redrock
3.30 – T Rex Walkabout in Merseyway

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Local occupancy ratings

Some people rattle around in their home like two beans in a can whilst others are packed in like sardines in a tin. There is a formula, created by the Office for National Statistics which gives the occupancy rating of each home. This number shows whether a property has the ‘right’ number of rooms given the number of people living there. This shows the picture in our local housing market.

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Property prices by house type

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for property markets up and down the country and our area is no different. Here we show how prices of different house types have changed relative to one another over time.

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A tribute to Dusty Springfield at The Stockport Plaza

On Sunday 17th June The Stockport Plaza are hosting a tribute night to the legendary Dusty Springfield.

Dusty & The Shades of the 60s celebrates the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.

The show covers an incredibly successful decade for Dusty featuring the songs ‘I Only Want to be With You’, ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’, ‘I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me’.

The ever-graceful Shades of the 60s take you on a journey through the artists and writers who worked with Dusty over a career spanning 3 decades; including hits by Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and performing popular songs such as ‘Say a Little Prayer’ and ‘Downtown’.
Supported by the glamorous Shades, the soulful Dusty Springfield is honoured and her personality brought back to the stage in a great night out that takes you back to the era of peroxide blonde bouffant hair.

Celebrate the 60s in style, relive memories and create new ones with this unforgettable evening of Dusty and The Shades of the 60s.

Buy tickets here…

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investors, i have a two bedroom, fully furnished duplex apartment available to purchase on lowfield road with a 8% yield…

Hello Readers!

I have another great investment for you this week, and this one is quite unusual as it comes complete with all the furniture, so you literally just need a tenant to move straight in!  The property is on Lowfield Road in Shaw Heath, Stockport which has great access to lots of local schools, is within walking distance to Edgeley Town Centre and to Stockport Train Station.   The property is located on the top two floors of a terrace house and comprises of two double bedrooms on the first floor along with a contemporary bathroom, then on the second floor, the loft area has been converted into an open plan kitchen living area.  The property is in a very good condition and would most definitely appeal to tenants looking to rent in the area.  The property is on the market at £99,950 and would rent for between £625pcm and £675pcm which would give you a yield between 7.5% and 8.14%.

The property is on the market with us here at Julian Wadden Estate & Letting Agents, so please feel free to give us a call to arrange a viewing on 0161 474 8668 or if you would like any more advise on rental properties, investment opportunities or such like then please feel free to contact me on the number above or at

Happy house hunting!  Gemma Lowe

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The annual sales split (houses vs flats)

In some parts of the country, the split between a house and flat sales is very extreme while elsewhere there is more of a balance. It primarily comes down to the nature of the area and how densely populated it is. Rural, semi-rural and suburban areas are dominated by houses whereas urban districts are awash with flats. The chart shows the picture in our area.

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28 Reasons Stockport Is Greater Manchester’s Hidden Secret

It’s as much a part of Greater Manchester as Chorlton, Whitefield or even Trafford – but Stopfordians have their own pride. And when you look at what they have on their doorstep, it’s easy to see why.

Feast your eyes on the coolest little corner of the region that’s getting better and better every year… Explore the full list here


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How best to increase the value of your Stockport home

When it comes to selling your home, a significant amount of your home’s resale value will depend on what’s happened to the Stockport market as a whole. Here average sales values have risen by 9.4 percent over the last ten years. However, there are several tactical decisions you can make to push up the final price.

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a fantastic investment opportunity for something a little more unusual in sk3 with a 4.8% yield…

Hello Readers!

When I talk to Landlords generally they are looking for a property that has 2 bedrooms and is no more than £130,000.  These types of properties typically rent out for £650pcm which gives a good return of around 6%, however it has turned into a little bit of a scramble to find these properties and when you do, there are numerous investors looking at them and at this price point they will probably receive multiple offers or will need a lot of work to get them to a lettings standard which can be stressful.  So, this week I bring you something a little different from the standard 2 up, 2 down, but that would still give you a good return, but with no work!  Sounds appealing, huh?

I have found this lovely, modern and well presented three bedroom semi-detached house, with driveway and front and rear lawned gardens in Cheadle Heath for £235,000.  The property is stunning inside, and it has been extended at the rear to open up the back of the property and allow for a large open plan kitchen/dining and living area with french windows opening onto a manicured lawn, and there is another, private reception room to!  On the first floor are two large double bedrooms and a smaller single bedroom making this property perfect for a family.  And… what do we know about families?  They tend to move to an area and rent LONG TERM.  Which means that you can reduce what you pay me on an annual basis for the tenant find!  Hehe!

This property is on Kenilworth Road, close to Abney Hall Park and I believe that it would rent our for £950pcm and it needs no work doing to it at all in order to rent it.  This would give you a yeild of 4.8% which is not to be sniffed at.  The property is on the market with Mitchell Williams so give them a call to arrange a viewing and if you want me to accompany you give me a call on 0161 474 8668.

Happy house hunting!  Gemma Lowe

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