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halloween at reddish vale farm

Head down to Reddish Vale Farm for a spooktacular time this Halloween, visit all our animals and indoor and outdoor play areas and then join in some fangtastic fun!
To include;
‘The Spooky Express’ tractor ride, operating all day from 12pm-4pm 2 per ride
Vampire Archery
Witches Hat Hoopla
Pick your own pumpkin off our pumpkin patch and take it to carving cavern to create your own master piece (we’ll clean up the mess). This activity is a minimum donation of 1 to Francis House Children’s Hospice ***
Prizes to all children who go in Fancy Dress!

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WORKING FROM HOME

  • Working from home is increasingly popular, with almost a third of UK employees who use computers for their job, working remotely either every day or at least once a week. Those over 45 are most likely to work from home every day or almost every day.
  • Remote working has the potential to alter the interior of our homes. Will there be a premium for new homes with built-in office space? Home-owners already weigh-up the costs and benefits of converting bedrooms and extending upwards or outwards to create work space.
  • Homes in areas with superfast broadband are already in high demand. A recent poll found that 55% of UK house buyers would reject their ideal house if speeds were below 100 Mbps, with many willing to pay a premium.
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BACK TO SCHOOL

  • The new school year is underway for over 10 million children across England and Wales and school catchments rate highly for many choosing a home. How much more are home buyers prepared to pay to live close to an Ofsted rated outstanding school?
  • An analysis of property sales across England and Wales (excluding London) over the last year reveals a 10% price premium associated to homes close to an outstanding primary school and 17% price premium associated to an outstanding secondary school.
  • Properties located within one mile of an outstanding primary school sold for, on average, £22,686 more than properties within one mile of other schools, the price premium for secondary schools was £37,558.
  • Detached houses attract the largest price premium, with buyers here having to find an extra £90,000+ to live within one mile of an outstanding school.
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Last bit of fun before returning to school

Join Tony and the team at Captain Jacks for a fun quiz for all the family. You will have the chance to win prizes and Play Your Cards Right. They have 2 dates left to play 23rd and 30th August, a great way to finish off the school holidays.

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Arc launch a project called ‘We Are Dreamers’

Arc has recently announced a new project called ‘We Are Dreamer’ it’s based around a quote from World War 1 poet Siegfried Sassoon “Soldiers are Dreamers”. The project is commissioned by Stockport Metropolitan borough council and the aim is to create a community response to remember the 100 years since the first World War.

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Bank holiday fun at Reddish Vale Farm

If your plans for the bank holiday are to spend time with the family then why not visit Reddish Vale Farm? They are celebrating their 20 year anniversary, pay them a visit and help them celebrate and receive a free cupcake to make your day extra tasty. They have lots going on also:

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buy to let in m18

A property with an attractive guide price of £90,000 has just been added to the market! its a two bedroom, mid terrace situated on Beatrice Avenue in Gorton.

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MORTGAGE DEBT: A REGIONAL BREAKDOWN

  • £873 billion – the total value of mortgage debt across England, according to the latest data released by UK Finance. That equates to just over £130,000 for every owner occupier mortgaged household across England.
  • The level of mortgage debt is rising, up 2% on a year ago, and 8% higher than four years ago. That’s not surprising given stretched affordability and the increasing number of longer term mortgages. Over half of all first-time buyer mortgages are issued for a period of 30 years or more according to the 2017/18 English Housing Survey, up from just 40% in 2015/16.
  • The level of debt per household is highest across the capital, where property prices are close to twice the England average. Less than half of all households across London are owner occupiers, just 22% of households are owner occupiers with a mortgage. This compares to 65% and 30% respectively across the rest of England.
  • To date in 2018, 95% of all new mortgages issued for new homes and remortgages have been on fixed rate deals. While the average interest rate has increased slightly, from 2.09% in January to 2.2% in May, this remains low compared to historic standards and any interest rate rise is unlikely to cause significant waves across the market.
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