Author: Andrew Smirthwaite

THE GREEN ROOM: EVERYTHING STOPS FOR CARNIVAL TEA

On Sunday 4th August at 4.00pm…get out the bunting and get in the Carnival Spirit!

The Plazarettes invite you to join them for their fundraising Afternoon Tea and entertainment with all proceeds going towards the ongoing Plaza Maintenance and Restoration Appeal.

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Stockport ‘Fairie’ Festival!

Welcome to a magical day set within a stunning part of Stockport town, an old well maintained Victorian market place with a massive range of stalls surrounded by buildings just full of character. This is sure to be a day filled with magic which will bring the Stockport community together. On the day there will be;

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HERITAGE OPEN DAY

On Sunday 15th September from 11.00am, The Plaza throws open her doors as part of the National Heritage Open Days for a full day of events and an opportunity for you to investigate behinds the scenes of our much loved Art Deco gem.

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What are the top reasons for moving home?

With the weather getting warmer, property market activity tends to see a rise as many look to get the home move done and dusted before their holiday or before the kids have to go back to school.

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Nearly half of over 55s would downsize to fund lifestyle

With more people living longer and ageing with much better health than ever before, those aged 55 and over are playing a key part in the national economy. Recent research from SunLife has surveyed this age group and found that nearly half would sell up in order to fund a more jet-set lifestyle.

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What is ‘gazumping’ and how do I avoid it?

If you’re looking for a new home, or are looking for your first home, then “gazumping” may be a term that you aren’t particularly familiar with. Essentially, gazumping is when you have had an offer accepted by a seller, and are in the midst of the buying process, when another buyer comes along and offers a higher price, effectively stealing (or gazumping) the sale.

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Andrew’s Property Roundup: 18 Reasons Not to be Worried

I wanted to sit down and run through just a few of the properties that I am currently bringing to the market or have bought to the market in the last week. I am having more and more conversations, whether this be on valuations or investors visiting me in the office whereby I am being told there is a lack of properties on the market. I therefore wanted to take the time to reassure you that activity levels are high. In this video, I wanted to showcase 18 new properties that myself and my team at the Stockport Exchange office would be delighted to discuss with you in further detail.

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NEW HOMES BY PROPERTY TYPE

Back in 2008/09, almost half (45%) of homes built in the year across England and Wales were flats, with the majority of these having two bedrooms. The shift in government policy a number of years earlier had resulted in higher density housing on brownfield and urban sites. Many developers were building with investors in mind, as investors flocked to buy city centre flats.

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Welcome Lauren

Welcome to Lauren who has joined our busy Stockport Exchange team as a Professional Viewer.

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New addition to the Produce Hall receives great reviews

News reached us recently that the fabulous Angkor Soul Restaurant have opened up within Stockport’s Produce Hall.

If you have been looking for an excuse to re-visit then this is just that – outstanding Cambodian food which includes a large selection of vegan and vegetarian options.

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