(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)


Steve Pilling named as successful applicant in Produce Hall selection process

Stockport Council have announced that successful restaurateur, Steve Pilling, has been selected as the preferred tenant for the Produce Hall and 28/29 Market Place. Steve carries with him over 30 years culinary experience, having been the creator of popular restaurants; Damson, La Cantina, Roost, Sam’s Chop House, and the new Moor Top.

Read the full article from the Stockport Council’s website here


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Mission Christmas – Cash for Kids with Key 103

There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Key 103 has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Key 103’s Cash for Kids 2017. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.

In 2016 over 2.9m was raised through cash and presents, making Christmas special for 60,800 local children, and they are aiming to achieve more this year!

All we need are any presents – new and unwrapped. Gifts suitable for children aged between 0-18. The addresses for all 5 branches are as follows:

Julian Wadden Didsbury: 764b Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 2DR
Julian Wadden Heatons: 14 Moorside Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4DT
Julian Wadden Marple: 2 The Hollins, Marple, SK6 6AY
Julian Wadden Reddish: 16 – 18 Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6AE
Julian Wadden Stockport: 81-83 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3SL

If you want to find out more and get involved then you can do so by clicking here

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Are Tech Firms now flocking to Stockport?

The Tech Sector is one of the fastest growing economic sectors and is universally regarded to be fundamental to the future health and prosperity of UK plc.

The Technology sector in Greater Manchester has consistently been ranked as the best area outside of London, however, Stockport is now starting to pull businesses away and take a piece of the pie for itself. This is mainly due to the premium, purpose built office space on offer, plus the fantastic nearby transport links.

Read the full article here…

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Meadow Mill is set to go to auction in London on October 26th

The stunning Meadow Mill in Stockport is set to go in to auction in London on October 26th, unless a buyer is confirmed before then – it is currently on the marker for 7.25M!

If you are interested in this development or know of somebody who is, then please get in touch as I would be delighted to help.

Read more here…

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Redrock – Opening date revealed as £45m leisure development nears completion

The Light Cinema, at Redrock, in Stockport town centre, will open for business on November 24th following two years of construction. Opening at the same time are popular restaurants Zizzi and Pizza Express, with The Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Mango Bean Coffee Shop following shortly after.

A grand opening event is planned for November 23rd and the weekends either side will see Storm Troopers in the area and a competition to win tickets to an exclusive screening of the new Star Wars film.

The Light Cinema will have a total of 905 seats across its auditoriums and the largest will have a capacity of 177. Bosses expect around 400,000 people to visit in the first 12 months which will be huge for Stockport’s economy.


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Common myths about the local property market

Has someone who has just sold their home ever told you about the ‘golden rules’ you should abide by to get a quick sale? Perhaps you have heard comments like, ‘catch the property season’, ‘spend money to make money’ and ‘price high and accept low’. Unfortunately, achieving the optimum sale requires you to navigate highly changeable market conditions.

The local market in Stockport changes a lot year-on-year. As the chart above shows, the average price of properties on the market fluctuates a lot more than you might think. But unweighted overall average prices only tell part of the story – sales rates are the thermometer we use to measure the temperature of the market.

You have to sell during the ‘property season’: There is no doubt that some seasons can be slightly busier than others, but there are no definitive periods that can be classed as a bad time to sell your property. People search for homes throughout the whole year because of reasons individual to them, not because of the weather.

DIY: Adding extensions to your home can increase the overall value of the property. However, that doesn’t mean you should always do this before you list it on the market. Often, home hunters will want to do their own renovations to properties and may have different tastes to yours.

Don’t accept the first offer: The saying goes, ‘don’t look for a quick sell by accepting the first offer because a better one will come along’. The simple truth is: if you are offered a price that meets the value, you should sell. In fact, estate agents often show properties to their best clients first, so by turning down a good offer from an early buyer, you may be opening yourself up to issues down the line with other buyers who aren’t as serious.

So what are active buyers looking for right now? We all enjoy some peace and quiet, no one is denying that. But the idea that property in close proximity to public transport hubs like train stations are harder to sell just isn’t true. In fact, if you can hear the trains from your home, that means you are located nearby a station – and properties close to a station are always in high demand.

There are no hard-and-fast rules to how to sell your property – the tone of the market is ever changing and its important you work with a good local agent with their finger on the pulse. If you have any more questions regarding property in Stockport or are thinking of selling your home and buying a new one, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0161 474 8660.


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Another stunning Buy-to-Let property comes to the market in SK1

I would like to bring to your attention this fantastic property that has just been brought to the market. It is a two double bedroom mid-terrace property, located within walking distance of Stockport Town Centre.

The property is ideal for a BUY-TO-LET investment. On at a Guide Price of £135,000, we estimate a monthly rental return of £695 which, based on the Guide Price, creates a yield of 6.18%.

We are hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday 28th October. All attendees must book in, so call us now on 0161 474 8660 to secure your spot!

You can see full property details here

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Introducing Enjoy Local to Stockport Town Centre

Enjoy Local is coming to Stockport Town Centre, following the success of our Heaton’s and Didsbury’s launches… If you own a business or know of somebody who owns a business within the postcodes of SK1, SK2 or SK3 then please get in touch. It is a great community project which has been growing in popularity since it’s release earlier in the year!

You can see examples of how it works and register your interest here…

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How Stockport is putting business at heart of its evolution

Stockport is undergoing one of the most important transformations in its history… The borough is actively entrenching its position as a “thoroughly modern destination” when it comes to working with businesses at every stage of their evolution.

Read more here…

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