(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

Month: April 2017

how many new homes have been built in the local area?

New housing is a hotly debated subject in the UK. Despite the recent uptick in building rates, demand continues to outstrip supply and more affordable homes need to be built. The situation has improved over the last few years; the number of new homes started and finished in the UK is at a nine-year high. However, forecasts show that England alone needs to build 50 per cent more homes to keep up with demand, so the issue is far from resolved. The pressure is mounting on the government to find a solution.

156,140 new homes were registered for construction in 2015, the highest it has been in eight years. This was half a per cent higher than the previous year and 45 per cent higher than 2009.

From 2014 to 2015, private sector starts increased by seven per cent, while Housing Association starts rose by five per cent. That means that since the credit crunch in 2008, the UK housing stock has grown by around five percent, which is no small feat.

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cherry tree hospital sold at auction and due to be developed!

Cherry Tree Hospital on Dialstone Lane sold last week at auction, creating another exciting future development in the area. The beautiful former hospital has planning in place to be developed in to 12 luxury one and two bedroom apartments, plus 3 four bedroom houses within the grounds at the rear of the building. It has great potential and I, for one, can’t wait to see the results.
Click here to see the auction results…

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Merseyway shortlisted for National Award!


Merseyway shopping centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Purple Apple awards, who specialise in events and marketing across the retail sector, have recognised Merseyway following their Winter Snow Garden. It is one of several events scheduled, highlighting Stockport’s determination to become a retail hotspot – The winners will be announce on May 4th 2017.
Read the full story and follow the results here, on Stockport Council’s website…

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stockport council are on the hunt for available brownfield sites

Brownfield Sites

Stockport Council are pushing on with their Brownfield First approach to new build developments, and are actively on the look out for new sites. If you own or know of a disused site that has development potential then please contact the Council to see if a deal can be done. This is all part of the plan to add new housing to the Town Centre whilst cleaning up disused areas in the process.

You can register your Brownfield site by clicking here…

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merseyway adds two more national brands to it’s line up!

More great news for Stockport Town Centre arrived last week when two large national brands committed to new shop units within the soon to be refurbished Merseyway. Trespass and Holland & Barratt are the latest in a flurry of brands to commit their business to our Town Centre, which is a great sign of thing’s to come.
Read more here…

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our clients give testament to the service we have provided them with…. read their testimonials and what they have to say about us here at Julian Wadden Stockport Exchange!

As a branch, Julian Wadden have now been open for 12 weeks and in this time, we have taken on a total of 113 instructions between Sales and Lettings. As many of you will know during this time we were running our 0% campaign, which has been absolutely fantastic and many Vendors and Landlords have benefitted from a fantastic service, free of charge!

We thought it would be nice to share with you some of the thoughts of our Landlords, Tenants, Applicants, Viewers, Vendors and Buyers in the form of their testimonials regarding the service we have provided them with, and how they feel about Julian Wadden Stockport Exchange…


Applicant after a Viewing, Rachael for Lettings Property…

Overall Service: Outstanding.

Comments: ‘Gemma …was extremely friendly and professional both over the phone and at the property. I’ve been to see about 15 properties and she is the most professional agent I’ve dealt with. She explained all about the property, gave me the info sheet and a form if I wanted to make an offer and explained how the process worked. This made it very clear and easy to understand for me as prospective tenant. She also called the next day to ask about my interest but also asked for feedback… Gemma was great and she is real asset to your company.’


Vendor, Tamzin…

Main Reason for Choosing Julian Wadden: ‘Recommended by a friend who was also selling with another branch!’

Comments: ‘No complaints whatsoever! Melissa was absolutely amazing, listened to me moan and panic and talked me through everything I was unsure of and explained it so well. We got everything done so quickly and sold and completed in 7 weeks! Could not thank her enough! What an amazing team and branch you have!’


Landlord, Stuart…

Main Reason: ‘Gemma approached me whilst I had my property to let with another agent and I felt her professional approach was the over-riding factor for choosing Julian Wadden. I was being quite let down with the service from them and from my initial contact with Gemma I was immediately impressed.’

Comments: ‘I cannot recommend your company and Gemma Francis highly enough and my property was let within 48 hours of signing up with you and throughout the process I was kept up to date and fully informed of each stage of the process. As a first time landlord this was very important to me and I feel that Gemma totally understood my situation and was very helpful and professional throughout every stage and I she is very much an asset to your company and I have since suggested to friends and colleagues your services.’


Landlord, Sandra…

Friendly Professional: ‘When Gemma visited me at the rental property she was always very professional and polite. I understand Gemma had then only just joined your company yet was very calm and knowledgeable and developed a good rapport with me straight away.’

Comments: ‘From the first phone call your office provided a speedy and efficient service. We agreed to put the property on the market sooner than I had originally envisaged, however this prompted a deadline to meet. The property let in the first day of viewing. As we were moving out of the property into a new house purchase, (with all the usual stresses!) the management of the rental property by Julian Wadden really helped take the stress away which was particularly helpful too as a first-time landlord. Thank you.’


Landlord, Kate…

Rate Service: ‘First class, very professional ten out of ten’.

Comments: ‘I have been very happy with the service I have received from all the staff members that I have come into contact with including the sales and Lettings team at Reddish, the Lettings team at Stockport and the Lettings Management team’


Landlord, Aaseem…

Comments: ‘Having one person to deal with throughout is excellent. Please continue to provide excellent service as its truly appreciated. I have already recommended someone else to your Stockport branch, because I found the staff so helpful. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. Thank you.’


Tenant, Helen…

Comments:Fantastic service from Julian Wadden, but particularly Gemma Francis. Knowledgeable and extremely professional as well as being friendly and warm, made us feel very at ease through the whole process and confident in the decision we were making. Thank you.’


Tenant, Rachel…

Would Recommend: ‘Yes’

Main Reason: ‘Staff are Very approachable and helpful. The service you provide is excellent.’


If this is the kind of service that you are looking for and you have a property that you would like to Rent out, or Sell please do give us a call on 0161 474 8668.

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introducing arden buildings, stockport, cheshire

We would just like to introduce the Arden Building in Stockport a fantastic purchase opportunity. Take a look at the video more details or view on the website here.


Arden Buildings Stockport

Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment new to the market at a guide price of £117,500 call our Stockport Branch on 0161 474 8660 for more details https://goo.gl/97mY7G for more informaiton on the Stockport market see our blog https://goo.gl/Uxnkz7 #Stockport #Newtothemarket

Posted by Julian Wadden Estate and Lettings Agents on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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A cheeky little investment property, in Edgeley…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the fantastic Spring weather we have been experiencing over the last few days.

As per usual I have been perusing the Rightmove Website to find you another cheeky, little Buy-to-Let Investment and I have found a fantastic one for you all.

Speaking to Investors on a daily basis, I am learning rather quickly that Edgeley (SK3) is the desired location and so I decided to focus my search on this area this week so that I could bring you all exactly what you are looking for and I found this stunning property, requiring no work at all in Herbert Street.  I know that as an Investor it is more desirable to buy a property that needs little to no work, perhaps a re-paint but at the end of the day you want to invest your money in a sound investment that will make a profit for you, so I thought that this property would tick all the boxes!

This property is offered to you by Reeds Rains, Edgeley and it is on the market at £125,000.  For this you are buying an immaculate, 2 bedroom terraced house, with the desirable proportions of rooms that you tend to find in these properties, but on top of that you are also buying a fantastic location here.  The property is approximately a 2 minute walk from all the amenities of the Edgeley Town Centre/Edgeley High Street and is also a 5 minute walk from Stockport Station, where you will find a 24 hours Sainsbury’s Local and trains taking you into London in a fabulous 1 hour and 50 minutes!

If you want to buy this property for the asking price, and with no work required you would be looking at a yield of 6.48% which is great considering all the excellent qualities of this property.  I believe that I would be able to rent this property out for your very quickly and you would be able to achieve a rental price per calendar month of £650-£675.

I shall look forward to renting this out for you!


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