Category: ALL THINGS STOCKPORT

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Good news for first time buyers!

As we rapidly approach Christmas and hurtle towards the end of the year, we can reflect on the past 12 months and as we do so, there are some great stats for first time buyers!

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Giant Leap Christmas Cards

Stockport has been the year of the frog! With the fantastically frog-tastic decorated pieces of art been dotted around the great town and then the announcement that the frogs will be auctioned off with all funds going to Stepping Hill. Well, it turns out the story of the Stockport Frogs doesn’t stop there…which is a Christmas wish come true.

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STRICTLY STOCKPORT!

If you have been watching this season of Strictly Come Dancing and have caught the dancing bug, then good news! There is an evening of Ballroom, Latin American and Modern Sequence Dance in the Grand Ballroom at Stockport Town Hall on Monday the 25th November.

We all need a bit of something to cheer us up as the nights are drawing in and this is the perfect opportunity! So get involved with ticket information below for you and further information on the event can be found here.

Entry on the Door

£4.00 per person

£2.50 per person ~ Junior Rate (Under 21)

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DO HOMEOWNERS AND LANDLORDS THINK TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP?

The government has announced an initiative to use proptech (property technology) to “digitally transform house-buying”, helping to speed up how we build and sell homes. However, research by KMPG suggests just 58% of real estate companies have a digital strategy in place.

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How to increase your kerb appeal

Making a good first impression is key when presenting your home for sale. Potential buyers and renters are always extra vigilant when it comes to viewing properties, from the front gate to the back garden, meaning it’s even more important to present your home in its best light from the off. But even if you’re not looking to sell up, there’s something to be said for sprucing up the front of your home. 

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How do you save for a house deposit?

For most of us, the most expensive thing that we ever purchase will be a property, and the prospect of saving for that all-important deposit can be rather daunting. However, the key to saving for that lump sum is simply good financial preparation and making a few changes to your outgoings which should reap big rewards. Take a look through my handy hints and tips and you’ll be in that new home in no time.

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Meadow Mill: Pre-Launch Prices Released

Everyone who lives in the Stockport area knows Meadow Mill. The imposing structure has stood mostly empty, save for a few lower level floors, for several years.

Built circa 1880 the Grade II listed building was reputed to have at one time housed 120,000 spindles spinning cotton, but these days it has been looking rather more forlorn.

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£750 MILLION LESS IN RESIDENTIAL SDLT

At £8.32 billion, Treasury coffers netted £750 million less in residential SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts across England in the financial year to the end of April, compared to 2017/18. This is despite just 16,000 fewer transactions taking place.

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