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Property market predictions for 2020

Now that 2019 is over, it is time to look to the year ahead and what is expected to be a strong year for property. Now that there is a majority government and uncertainty around Brexit seems to be assuaged, the outlook for 2020 is strong – read on to see what’s in store.
2019 proved to be a year of resilience for the property market, with prices maintaining steady growth, and a resurgence in the first-time buyer market evident for all to see.

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Design trends to look out for in 2020

We’re moving into a new decade, and so the last thing that you want is for your home to look dated. Throughout 2019 we have seen some extreme trends in interior design; from the embracing of industrial elements to the resurgence of entirely neutral spaces. We have taken a look at what to expect this year and how to get ahead with your design aesthetic, whatever your budget.

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Young people and shared ownership

With the wealth of options out there to help people onto the property market, it is no surprise that the number of first-time buyers has steadily been increasing, with numbers currently at an 11-year high. However, outside of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, it seems that young people do not understand their other purchasing options – chiefly that of shared ownership.

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Stockport highlighted as one of a handful of places ‘to watch’ in 2020

A global property services firm has said Preston, Stockport and Macclesfield are among ‘places to watch’ in 2020.

Caroline Baker, head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, said: “Great connectivity, clear vision and strategy, public sector support and increasing interest from developers and investors will come together to demonstrate how smaller cities and town centres can support a new wave of investment in urban centres, creating great sustainable and healthier places to work, live and enjoy shopping, leisure and cultural opportunities.”

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/preston-stockport-macclesfield-among-places-17502313

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Works to Stockport’s former Marks & Spencer building has now begun.

Work has started on the former Stockport Marks and Spencer building at Merseyway Shopping Centre, following the appointment of Austin Wilkinson Demolition (AWD), developers Glenbrook have confirmed.

The AWD team is now on site clearing and preparing the building for the main works programme to be completed in 2020. Glenbrook is working alongside a design team including AEW Architects and Knutsford-based interior design studio, Incognito.

The developers plan to transform the site into a mixed-use space, with office, leisure and retail offerings under a new brand to be launched early 2020.

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Stockport hosts a Twilight Walk for cancer research

Woodbank Park and Vernon Park will host a steady 3km Twilight Walk on Friday 7th February, starting at sun set.

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/find-an-event/stockport-twilight-walk-2020

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Major plans hailed as ‘next big step’ towards Stockport’s £120m transport interchange

Plans for a new town centre bus lane and upgrades to a key junction have been hailed as the next ‘big step’ towards work starting on Stockport’s £120m transport interchange.

Under the proposals Heaton Lane would become a camera-enforced ‘busway’ with all other vehicles – bar bicycles and taxis – banned from travelling in either direction.

Also in the pipeline are a series of improvements to the A6/Heaton Lane junction, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The move would enable Heaton Lane Car Park to operate as a stop-gap bus station while work is completed on the new interchange at the current site

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/major-plans-hailed-next-big-17508722.

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