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Rightmove’s UK top 10 fastest moving areas 2018 mapped with quick house sale locations

Is there a correlation between the UK’s fastest moving areas (Rightmove research), and homeowners needing a speedy sale of their property?

The Map illustrates Rightmove’s 2018 fastest moving locations together with Flying Homes quick house sale hotspots:
One notable common feature emerging is that when the locations are plotted on a map most of the locations are within a radius of 40/50 miles (North and South) of the M62 motorway which stretches from Knotty Ash in Liverpool, Merseyside in the West to North Cave, near Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, a distance of 107 miles.

The latest analysis from Rightmove appears to confirm that there is a connection between the UK’s fastest moving locations and quick sale hotspots.

The Flying Homes survey into ‘quick home sale hotspots’ identified the top 10 locations as:

  1. Barnsley
  2. Doncaster
  3. Oldham
  4. Preston
  5. Rotherham
  6. Chesterfield
  7. Halifax
  8. Hartlepool
  9. Wigan
  10. Grimsby

The Rightmove survey reveals the top 10 fastest moving locations in 2018 as:

  1. Newport
  2. Oldham
  3. Scunthorpe
  4. Rochdale
  5. Leigh
  6. Wrexham
  7. Southport
  8. Colwyn Bay
  9. Dewsbury
  10. Birkenhead

At first glance from TABLE A, there doesn’t appear to be much of a correlation between the towns in the quick home sale hotspots and the fastest moving locations, (apart from Oldham in Lancashire appearing at number 3 and  2, respectively).

TABLE A

TownQuick Sale RankFastest Moving RankCounty
Chesterfield6 Not rankedDerbyshire
Barnsley1 Not rankedSouth Yorkshire
Doncaster2 Not rankedSouth Yorkshire
Rotherham5 Not rankedSouth Yorkshire
Dewsbury Not ranked9West Yorkshire
Halifax7 Not rankedWest Yorkshire
Newport Not ranked1Gwent
Colwyn Bay Not ranked8Conwy
Birkenhead Not ranked10Merseyside
Southport Not ranked7Merseyside
Wrexham Not ranked6Clwyd
Preston4 Not rankedLancashire
Oldham32Greater Manchester
Wigan9 Not rankedGreater Manchester
Rochdale Not ranked4Greater Manchester
Leigh Not ranked5Greater Manchester
Grimsby10 Not rankedLincolnshire
Scunthorpe Not ranked3Lincolnshire

 

In TABLE B (below) the ‘County’ location for both quick sale hotspots and fast-moving areas is identified. Apart from Lincolnshire, It is predominantly the Northern Counties of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester which account for fast moving locations / quick sale hotspots.

Other Rightmove ‘fast-moving areas’ which do not rank very well as ‘quick sale’ hotspots are Wrexham, Colwyn Bay and Newport (North and South Wales, respectively) and Southport in Merseyside. It’s worth mentioning that property is generally cheaper in Merseyside and North Wales which tends to correlate generally with quick home sale hotspot locations.

TABLE B (Identifies just the UK Counties for both quick sale hotspots and fastest moving locations).

TownCounty
ChesterfieldDerbyshire
BarnsleySouth Yorkshire
DoncasterSouth Yorkshire
RotherhamSouth Yorkshire
DewsburyWest Yorkshire
HalifaxWest Yorkshire
NewportGwent
Colwyn BayConwy
BirkenheadMerseyside
SouthportMerseyside
WrexhamClwyd
PrestonLancashire
OldhamGreater Manchester
WiganGreater Manchester
RochdaleGreater Manchester
LeighGreater Manchester
GrimsbyLincolnshire
ScunthorpeLincolnshire

The top 10 dataset for the Flying Homes quick sale hotspots overlapped with fast-moving locations identifies Oldham in both datasets. At County level, Lancashire/ Greater Manchester feature highly (in the towns of Preston and Wigan – quick sale hotspots, join Rochdale and Leigh –  fast moving locations).

What can be deduced from the analysis together of quick home sale locations and quickest moving areas?

The analysis may confirm some or all of the following:

  1. House sellers desperate for a quick house sale will push through the sale of their home in the shortest timeframe.
  2. House buyers recognise they have a bargain property and want to secure their purchase and complete in a short timescale.
  3. Both buyers and sellers (and specifically in Oldham), recognise their mutual wish for property transactions to finalise quickly.
  4. Local searches, etc, may be faster in the above locations, therefore property sales finalise quicker.

Use Rightmove’s property search tools to find property in the above locations.

Brexit and House Prices – March 2018 Update

Over 18 months have passed since the UK electorate voted for Brexit, by the slimmest of margins, and a little over a year before the UK officially withdraws from the European Union. It’s no surprise then that a palpable sense of uncertainty—anxiety, even—is continuing to grip the country, with many wondering how this move will affect their day-to-day lives in the long term.

Evidently, there is even outright fear, with the public dreading a decrease in the value of housing in the coming months, according to a City A.M. article. This fear is apparent in the survey conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), which shows the index of house value expectations slumping to 131.4 points, the second lowest result since July 2016, or a month after the Brexit vote. The reading, according to the CEBR, remains well above the 100 points benchmark that indicates overall negative sentiment, but its continued nosedive is undeniable proof of a waning in consumer confidence that the value of housing will rise.

It should be noted, though, this drop in house prices may very well be the law of averages catching up with the housing sector, which has had an “extraordinary run of asset price inflation in recent years.” That unprecedented run had to end at some point, and that time, apparently, is now. Also, CEBR head of macroeconomics Nina Skero points out that this waning confidence in house prices might be a sign of falling consumer spending.

The Telegraph also reported on this crash in housing values, especially after Brexit. The OECD has, in fact, noticed significant changes in housing prices in the country, most notably in London. However, OECD chief economist Catherine Mann believes that these price drops could potentially be good for the UK, but only if the “adjustment is borne mainly by foreign investors.”

“What’s interesting in terms of the implications for the UK economy,” Mann states, “is who bears the burden—who bears the adjustment cost.” She explains that if a non-resident bears the adjustment cost, then lower house values might just be better for the UK.

This overt fear of house prices is due to the overarching implications of Brexit. These include, most notably, the possible economic fallout of leaving the EU, a divorce which many business leaders in the UK say “would deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk.” Already, these assessments are proving prophetic, with the public starting to feel the economic pinch created not necessarily by the actual split between the UK and the EU, but by the friction and uncertainty, it is causing as March 2019 nears. Bank of England governor Mark Carney Brexit declared that the UK economy had slowed down significantly post-Brexit, with the country now officially among the worst performing in the G7. This downturn is naturally causing much consternation and is affecting various sectors, including housing, which is highly dependent on economic variables.

Is boarding up property a good idea? What are the options

Boarding Up Your Property – When, Why and How

Whether your property’s residential or commercial, urban or rural, vacant or occupied, there are many structural, accidental or criminal incidents which can make boarding up for health, safety and security purposes essential.

The popular options across the UK mostly offer a choice between steel screens and timber boards. Both types of product can be ideal for secure boarding up, but knowing when, why and how you might need to do so may help you to identify which one offers the best fit for your situation. To start, consider those primary risk factors for structural, accidental and criminal incidents which can require the benefits of boarding up.

STRUCTURAL ISSUES

When? Whether vacant or occupied, extreme weather, wear and tear, and neglect can have an impact on properties which may lead to severe structural damage. Structural incidents are most common when :

  • The property is already in need of repair, such as while awaiting planning consents for refurbishment.
  • In a location which is vulnerable to environmental risks, for instance, flooding, landslides, high winds and extreme weather.
  • IProperty is unoccupied long-term. Smaller incidences of weather damage, for example, a single loose tile, or small pipe fracture can lead to more extensive structural damage if left unnoticed and unaddressed.

Why? Boarding up a property, particularly one which is vacant long-term, is beneficial against the effects of weathering and problems of structural decay. Consider boarding up where property show signs of structural damage, which will help prevent problems from worsening, (i.e. boarding broken windows to stop wind and rain damage ravaging the property’s interior.

While repairs are underway, board up to prevent trespass, accidents from debris and theft of items such as contractors’ tools and equipment.

If flooding through storm damage or poor surface drainage is a concern, deploying flood prevention barriers may also reduce the risk of flood-based structural issues.

How? Both timber and steel boards can be effective following structural incidents:

Solid steel barriers offer durability which can be essential in extreme weather zones. The custom-fit option for steel screens makes it possible to secure broader access points like garage doors. Steel screens can also be installed to the interior of the property, so it’s still possible to board up securely even when there’s significant external damage.

  • Timber boarding can close off the property swiftly, for emergency or short-term safety and security.

ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

When? Many local areas, whether city hubs, town communities or village neighbourhoods now enjoy outdoor events as a way to encourage visitors and community spirit. From fairgrounds and festivals to processions and carnivals, such events can be a winner for the local economy, but businesses and homeowners can lose out with expensive clean-ups following accidental damage, unintentional or even ill-intentioned problems.

Why? Take Notting Hill, for example. While this internationally renowned carnival means fun for visitors, homes and businesses in Notting Hill are often left to clean up broken windows, trespass from ad hoc picnics and even hazardous waste from urination and defecation in residential gardens.

How? Both timber and steel screen boarding can be temporary and installed with minimal damage to properties. Perforated steel screens still allow light into the property, ideal if they’re in use over the festival period, while security fencing could offer an alternative to secure access points such as driveways and gateways.

ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH CRIME

When and why?

Opportunist criminals mainly target vacant properties, even those temporarily empty, such as in-between tenants or during a prolonged absence from home during hospitalisation or holidays. The crimes commonly committed by opportunist criminals include:

  • Theft

If an opportunist criminal successfully gains access to an initial ‘visit’, it’s common for them to return – but often with others and a vehicle – for another chance. Leaving the access point unsecured, perhaps a window they’ve broken or a lock they’ve forced makes it much easier for criminals to re-enter the building and can also invalidate your insurance.

  • Arson, vandalism and graffiti

Less common – but not unheard of – in occupied properties, unless part of a wider crime such as burglary, arson, vandalism and graffiti are a common scourge of vacant property particularly.

In the UK it’s now illegal to squat in residential property but not in commercial property. So when a property becomes vacant in the short or long term, while all types are vulnerable to trespass and illegal occupation, it’s a significant concern in the commercial property sector. The process for removing squatters can be costly, while damage through trespass and illegal occupation associated with anti-social behaviour can add significantly more to property owners’ costs. Boarding up a property which is vacant is an essential action when it comes to squatter prevention and can offer value for money compared to the potential cost of evicting and cleaning up after squatters.

  • Illegal dumping

According to DEFRA, the UK saw a 7% rise in fly-tipping and illegal dumping in 2016/17, and many property owners don’t realise that when dumping takes place on private ground, i.e. within their property’s boundary line, then they are responsible for the clean-up costs. Timber boards are particularly effective as a quick-to-install, physical security measure for perimeters, to help avoid both illegal fly-tipping and illegal occupation of the land.

Why? Emergency and preventative boarding up can offer security against criminal incidents as it provides:

  • A visible deterrent to other criminals.
  • A solid barrier preventing further break-in or trespass.
  • Additional security against wilful vandalism, as both timber boards and steel screens can be installed using anti-tamper screws.

Although it can be argued that the value of boarding up a property after incidences of an attempted or actual break-in or vandalism might be negligible, it’s a preventative action to stop the situation from worsening.

It can also make a difference to your liability when it comes to insurance claims as many insurers only payout for claims where there is evidence of forced entry. So, if you’re aware of a broken window or previously forced lock but don’t take action before another criminal enters or anti-social crimes occur, then your claim may not be successful – you may even be liable if an ensuing crime (such as arson) causes a public safety situation.

How? Effective boarding up security against criminal activities such as vandalism, graffiti and arson, can be achieved through:

  • Timber boards secured from the outside of the property. Timber boards are frequently used for temporary, emergency boarding up immediately after a criminal event.
  • Steel screens installed on the interior. These screens facilitate long-term security but also allow light in so that inspection and assessment surveys can take place without removing the screens. The durable nature of steel means that either perforated or solid steel screens are particularly useful in preventing vandalism and arson.

All options can be cut to fit and installed by security professionals without damaging properties. It’s also possible to hire rather than purchase security boarding, which can be particularly useful and cost-effective when it comes to protecting properties vacant during holidays or between tenancies.

Finally, understanding where to board up can also help. Although specifically, this depends on the type of property, basics should always include those access points:

  • Doors, including casement and basement doors, garage and annexe doors.
  • Windows, not forgetting skylights, casements and vents (as appropriate).
  • Gateways, including property boundaries and entries.

Further information on the differences between timber boards and steel screens for proactively protecting your property is available on the SafeSite Security Solutions Knowledge Base

A Guide to Selling Property in Aldershot

Selling property in the face of tough competition from houses for sale in Aldershot

There might be hundreds of houses for sale in Aldershot when you list your property for sale. Therefore it’s essential that you adopt a comprehensive marketing strategy – as well as a keen asking price. The local property market guide for Aldershot contains information and advice that should help you to make the right selling decisions on the way to selling your home quickly and profitably.

The town of Aldershot located in the South East of the UK in the ceremonial county of Hampshire is around 40 miles from central London. The city is part of a broader conurbation that includes the likes of Farnborough, Camberley, and Farnham. This built-up area is home to more than £240,000 people, but the population of Aldershot itself is just 37,000.

Aldershot has a local economy that is driven by services, but the town has a long and illustrious involvement in the military. And while the presence of the army in the city has dwindled somewhat in recent years, the MoD has committed £100m to the improvement of Aldershot Garrison bringing hundreds of members of the armed forces and their families to the area, which will undoubtedly provide the local economy with a boost. The town’s military history also brings in an enormous amount of tourists – who want to explore Britain’s history of warfare at the Aldershot Military Museum.

House price growth in Aldershot has been exceptionally high recently – pricing many local people out of the market altogether. The town’s transport links into central London have made it popular with affluent commuters, so demand has soared too. But if you need to sell a house fast in Aldershot, you may be in for a nervous wait. House buyers are taking their time in search of value these days, and won’t pay over the odds for their home. If a quick sale is your top priority, you can bypass the open market by selling your house to us. We buy homes on behalf of affluent investors and private buyers across the UK, so we can often start the house buying process from the moment homeowners instruct us to do so. We can buy homes for a high percentage of market value, and we’re often able to conclude property purchases in just a week or two.

Why you need a competitive asking price when selling houses in Aldershot

Aldershot is currently one of the hottest property markets in the south of England. Aldershot has become so popular with buyers, recently named as one of the UK’s top 10 most unaffordable places to live, leaving average wages behind. If you’re about to sell a house in Aldershot, however, this is excellent news. But while you shouldn’t run into too many problems when trading on the open market, there are still reasons to be cautious. A slowing economy, rising interest rates and an end to the government’s Help to Buy scheme could all put the brakes on house price growth in the future. Your initial asking price must reflect real value for money to get buyers to view.

What represents a competitive price in your specific street depends on recent sold house prices. Do some careful research into Aldershot house sales over the last few months is essential, more often a job for an estate agent, but you can do it yourself by using the various tools and resources that are available on the Internet for free. For example, the Rightmove website is home to a wealth of property transaction data for Aldershot. The government publishes house sales statistics via The Land Registry web portal, and Zoopla provides house sales information for your street in Aldershot based on the postcode you enter.

A comprehensive marketing strategy is essential when house selling in Aldershot

The last 18 months or so have been fantastic for homeowners in Aldershot. Both prices and demand for homes are soaring, and property is spending less and less time on the market. According to Rightmove, the average flat in Aldershot sold for around £157,000 in 2015, while the average semi-detached home changed hands for more than £290,000. House prices in the town rose by 11 per cent between 2014 and 2015, and more robust house price growth predicted for the future. But there are reasons to be cautious. Demand for property is fickle, and various issues could hold it back shortly, including higher interest rates, strict new rules on borrowing and a slowing economy. The need for a detailed and comprehensive marketing strategy has therefore never been higher.

The marketing of a house for sale in Aldershot can be a complicated, time-consuming process – even in such a high market. It involves the creation of property listings, marketing, networking, property viewings, price negotiations and a great deal of disruption to your life. While you might be tempted to sell a house without an estate agent on the open market, it’s worth remembering just how much work is involved. Selling your home yourself will save you the cost of an agent’s commission in the short term, but you could end up paying the price in the long run – in the form of an inferior selling price. Unless you have the know-how, time and contacts to maximise your selling price, hiring an estate agent in Aldershot is probably the most cost-effective option available to you.

If your top priority is to sell a house quick in Aldershot, the open market is probably not the best place to do business. Several things can go wrong and delay the sale of your home on the open market. But sell your house directly to Flying Homes, and you can get up to 100 per cent of its market value without the fuss. We have developed an express house buying service that could have the proceeds of your house sale in your account within just a few days.

What is the best time of year to sell a house in Aldershot?

There is very little evidence to suggest that homes sell for more in winter than they do in summer – or vice versa. While demand can spike at specific times of the year, predicting these spikes is a difficult task for even the most experienced estate agents. According to Home.co.uk, the busiest month for house sales in Aldershot during the year to January 2016 was October. However, this isn’t a trend, as the number of house sales peaked during different months in previous years.

Although it won’t add value to your property, making some subtle seasonal changes to your home’s layout, features and colour schemes could make it appeal to a broader range of prospective buyers. In the summer, house buyers might be looking for well-maintained gardens and outdoor areas, as well as bright, airy rooms inside the home. During the winter months, buyer priorities might switch to cosy ambiences and energy efficiency measures.

What issues can affect house prices in Aldershot

Aldershot is part of a broader conurbation, and house prices in this area can fluctuate from street to street meaning that you shouldn’t take anything for granted. It’s essential that you find out what is going on in your street before starting to make any significant house selling decisions.

There might be several issues currently affecting house prices in Aldershot. Just knowing about these problems and using them to sway your marketing decisions might allow you to get a premium from specific groups of buyers. House prices are often positively influenced by good schools in the local area, so directing your marketing efforts to buyers with children might pay dividends. You may also find that buyers are willing to pay above average for homes that lies within low-crime areas. Watch out for issues specific to Aldershot too, including house building schemes like the one in Wellesley and a primary project to breathe new life into Aldershot’s retail sector.

Visiting Aldershot

Aldershot has a proud association with the military that stretches back hundreds of years. During your time in the town, you can explore this history by visiting some of the area’s most famous landmarks, which include the Royal Garrison Church, the Aldershot Military Museum, the Military Cemetery and the Aldershot Observatory. Head into town, and you’ll find a range of retail brands in the Wellington Shopping Centre, and much more is at the pedestrianised Wellington Street. The town centre is also home to a leisure centre, and swimming pool, and bowling alley and the Alpine Snow Sports Centre. If you want to relax with a stroll, a picnic or a boat ride, you can do just that at Brickfields Country Park, which is home to nine acres of stunning parkland and a gorgeous lake.

If you need to sell quickly in Aldershot, don’t take chances on the open market. Flying Homes specialise in buying property immediately and for a high percentage of market value. Call us today to arrange a free-no-obligation valuation of your home, and take the first step of selling your house within just a week or two.

A Guide to Selling Your House in Fareham

With Plenty Houses For Sale in Fareham, What’s the Best Way to Sell Your Home?

There can be many of houses for sale in Fareham at any moment in time. To compete with these homes and find a buyer for your property quickly, you will need a comprehensive marketing strategy and an attractive asking price. This guide to the local real estate market in and around Fareham is full of information and advice – which should help you to find a buyer as quickly as possible.

The market town of Fareham is in Hampshire on the southern coast of England. The town is on the western tip of Portsmouth Harbour, and it is home to more than 97,000 people. Services dominate the local economy, but there is still a reasonably thriving manufacturing sector in the area. As well as several small-scale production installations in Fareham, the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is a significant employer in the area.

A great many new housing developments popped up across the Fareham area during the 1960s. Fareham was one of the towns that was designated to take the overflow of people from the overcrowded urban areas of Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton. Fareham expanded rapidly as a result, and eventually swallowed up the neighbouring settlements of Portchester, Titchfield, Catisfield and Funtley.

House prices and demand for homes in Fareham have both risen sharply over the course of the last five years. While this is great news if you’re about to list your home for sale, you simply can’t take anything for granted where the property market is concerned. If you need to sell a house fast in Fareham, you might need to prepare yourself for a nervous wait or instead, sell your house to Flying Homes. We buy houses in any condition and offer a fair price. Our property buying service can have the proceeds of your home sale in your account within just two weeks.

Why you need a competitive initial asking price when selling a property in Fareham

House prices in Fareham rose substantially during 2015, according to data on the Rightmove website. In the Whiteley area of Fareham Borough, detached homes sold for an average of nearly £383,000, while terraced homes fetched nearly £240,000. Across all property types, the average house price in Whiteley by the end of 2015 was around £301,000. In the borough of Fareham, the average house price at the end of 2015 was around £258,000 – a rise of four percent on the previous year and 15 percent since 2010. The news of higher property values is fantastic if you’re about to embark on the house selling journey, but it doesn’t mean you can take a profitable – and fast – home sale for granted. House buyers are more prepared to bide their time in search of value than ever before. To attract prospective buyers to property viewings in sufficient numbers, you’ll need to entice them with an attractive asking price.

What constitutes an attractive and competitive asking price in your area very much depends on recent sold house prices. You can find out what the maximum asking price for a home like yours is with a little research into the local property market (usually done by an estate agent). However, nothing is stopping you from doing the research yourself using the various online tools that are available. For instance, you can access an enormous amount of house sale data for Fareham on the Rightmove website, and the government makes its property transaction freely available via The Land Registry website. You can view sold house prices in your Fareham street by entering your postcode on the Zoopla internet site.

A comprehensive marketing strategy is essential when marketing a property in Fareham

There is a chronic shortage of housing in Fareham, and the issue of future development in the Borough of Fareham is a hot political topic at the moment. This lack of demand means houses in the area are getting snapped up very quickly indeed. According to data on the Home website, the average home in Fareham took 98 days to sell in May 2015, but only 86 days in May 2016. This fall of 12 percent in the time it takes to sell a house in Fareham suggests that the local market favours the seller. But don’t take anything for granted when selling on the open market. Rises in interest rates, further issues with the liquidity of banks and a slowing economy are a few factors which could slow demand. To sell a house quick in Fareham – and for the best possible price – your marketing strategy will need to be comprehensive.

The best – and often most cost-effective – way to make sure your marketing strategy is up to scratch is to leave it in the hands of a professional. Hiring an estate agent in Fareham might be a costly endeavour, but it could help you to secure a premium for your property on the open market. Agents have local knowledge, negotiating skill, experience, time and marketing contacts – all of which could help to maximise the final sale price your home achieves. Going it alone and selling privately in Fareham might save in the short term, but could end up costing you unless you have the time, know-how and contacts needed.

You might be facing a situation that requires you to sell a house quickly in Fareham. Perhaps the bank is threatening you with repossession. Or maybe you’ve got a new job that requires you to relocate quickly. Whatever your reasons are for needing a quick sale, Flying Homes can help. We purchase houses on behalf of wealthy investors all over the UK meaning we can act quickly to buy your home. In fact, we’re often able to complete home purchases within just a week or two.

Is there a profitable time of year to sell a house in Fareham?

Most property professional will advise you to sell a home in Fareham at the time that suits your circumstances – regardless of when you choose to sell.  Of course, demand can rise and fall, but predict when it will be at its highest ‘s hard even for an experienced estate agent. And even if a prediction were possible, house prices don’t always rise because of short-term increases in demand. The Home website recently revealed that house sales in Fareham during the year to January 2016 peaked in October. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that this trend will continue in future years.

You can use the current season to your advantage when selling a house in Fareham by making seasonal alterations to your property’s decor, layout and facilities. Many house buyers look for a new home with a set of priorities in mind – many of which are related to the current season. So, in the summer, you might want to tidy up your gardens, outdoor areas and fascias. Harness natural light inside your home wherever you can. In the winter, buyers may be more concerned with energy efficiency and ambience.

What are the factors that can positively influence house prices in Fareham?

The Fareham property market as a whole is currently performing well – both regarding average home prices and demand. However, Fareham is a large borough with just shy of 100,000 people living there. In reality, many different property markets are working independently from one another. To be sure of what is happening to house prices in your street, you’ll need to research both sold house prices and the various issues that are driving house price growth in your area. For instance, you might find that a local school in the area is attracting buyers with children – in which case you can use this to your advantage in your marketing strategy. Similarly, living in an area with low crime rates might persuade some house buyers to pay a premium for your home. Keep an eye on the various issues specific to Fareham too, including major regeneration projects in the town centre, Coldeast and Daedalus.

Things to do in the town of Fareham

Fareham is located on the outskirts of Portsmouth on the harbour, so you’re very close to the world class naval attractions in the area, including HMS Warrior and Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory. Fareham is a market town, and you can take your pick from regular farmers’ markets, gardeners’ markets and Monday markets. There are also some great speciality shops along West Street. Westbury Manor Museum marks the start of this fantastic shopping district, which is home to dozens of independent stores, coffee shops and eateries. If you’re looking for major UK retail brands, head to Fareham Shopping Centre, which is home to iconic retailers such as Boots, Debenhams and M&S. The other shopping centre in Fareham is Market Quay, which is home to a large gym and a five-screen cinema. Take the time to explore the old Fareham during your time in the area. A perfect place to do this is on the old High Street, which boasts some quite stunning examples of Georgian architecture.

If you need a quick sale in Fareham, the open market probably isn’t the best place to do business. Sell your property to Flying Homes, however, and you could have the proceeds of your sale in your account within a fortnight. Talk to one of our house buying agents today to discuss your requirements and arrange a free property valuation.

The Loughborough Property Market

How do you Effectively Market Your Home in Loughborough With Hundreds For Sale at Any Time?

With many houses for sale in Loughborough and wider East Midlands property market at any given moment, it is imperative that your marketing strategy is comprehensive and relevant to the local market. This guide to the property market in Loughborough filled with advice and information that should help you to make the best possible decisions during the house selling process.

The town of Loughborough located in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire has a population of around 60,000. The town is the second largest settlement in the county, after Leicester. Close the to Nottinghamshire border, Loughborough is perhaps best known for its famous university.

Loughborough developed an international reputation for bell making over many centuries, and bells from the town are in some of the most iconic buildings in Britain, including York Minster and St Paul’s Cathedral. The economy in the city today is dominated by services – retail and hospitality are the single biggest employment sectors in Loughborough today. Many of the town’s largest retail stores are on Market Place and Market Street, including The Rushes Shopping Centre, located in the centre of the city by the Churchgate area, home to most of the UK’s most recognisable brands. The University of Loughborough and the NHS are the single largest employers in the area.

A chronic shortage of housing in Loughborough has been driving up property prices in the area for several years. Demand for property in the town is also high – but none of this means you can take a quick house sale for granted. If you need to sell a house fast in Loughborough, you just can’t rely on the open market to deliver – no matter how strong it is at present. But by selling your property to Flying Homes, you could get your hands on the proceeds within a week or two. We buy houses on behalf of wealthy investors for up to 100 percent of market value – in any condition. So whether you’re fighting off repossession, relocating for a new job or trying to avoid costly repair bills, we can help.

The initial asking price you set is crucial when marketing houses for sale in Loughborough

The Loughborough property market is performing reasonably well at the moment, and the next few years will be an excellent time to sell a house in the town. The average price of a home in Loughborough mid-March 2017 is £190,000. But it’s important to take this news with a pinch of salt. The current uncertainty about the future of the UK economy (after Brexit) could put the brakes on house price growth over the coming months. If you want to sell a house quick in Loughborough, you’ll need to maximise the interest in it – and this will require the setting of a competitive asking price.

Exactly what constitutes a competitive asking price for a home in Loughborough depends on recently sold house prices in the immediate area. Most homeowners will leave the job of researching the local market to their estate agent, but you can find sold house prices for Loughborough yourself by using the Rightmove website. You can hone your search for home sales data in Loughborough by entering your postcode on the Zoopla internet site, and The Land Registry web portal provides access to government data on property transactions nationally.

Why you need to adopt a comprehensive approach to marketing when house selling in Loughborough

The Loughborough real estate market favours the seller at the moment. It seems that a chronic lack of new homes in the area is forcing supply down – which is giving house prices a boost. An economic slowdown rises in interest rates and new rules on borrowing are just three of the issues that could slow demand for homes in Loughborough. It is, therefore, essential that you have a thorough marketing plan in place – and the right person to execute it.

Regardless of the cost, it is usually a good idea to hire an estate agent to sell a house on the open market. Estate agents in Loughborough know the area inside out, and they will be able to use their vast experience during the negotiating process to maximise the sale price your property achieves. And most agents will be able to call upon a ready-made network of marketing contacts – while will speed up the whole process. Selling your property yourself will save you some money in the short term, but it could lead to an inferior sale price unless you have the time, know-how and contacts required.

But if your top priority is to sell a house quickly in Loughborough, there can never be any guarantees on timescales on the open market – even if you have an accomplished agent representing your interests. Sell your home directly to Flying Homes, however, and you might be able to get your hands on the proceeds within 14 days. We pay an average of between 90 and 94 percent of market value for the property we buy – at a time when other UK homebuyers are paying between 60 and 70 percent. The homebuyers we represent have the cash required to proceed with the purchase of your home today, which is ideal if your circumstances call for the quickest sale possible.

Is there a productive time of year to sell a house in Loughborough?

There isn’t a lot of credible evidence linking sale prices to the time of year. Houses don’t sell for more in the summer than during other seasons of the year. So unless you know of an impending development in your area, you should list your house for sale in Loughborough at the time of year that suits your plans for the future.

There is a way to use the season to your house selling advantage – and it involves making seasonal changes to your home’s decor, layout and facilities. House buyers usually go house hunting with a clear set of priorities in mind, some of which will be related to the current season. By appealing to these priorities, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to widen the audience for your home – helping you to sell it more quickly.

What factors have the potential to increase house prices in Loughborough?

Loughborough is a town with a population of around 60,000, so it should be no surprise that there are several mini property markets within it. Although most reports talk of modest house price growth in Loughborough, the market in your particular part of the town may be performing a little differently because a wide range of local issues combines to set average prices in a specific neighbourhood. For instance, property prices in your street might be slightly higher than the Loughborough average because of the proximity of a school with consistently good OFSTED ratings. And new recreational facilities might also give average selling prices a boost. Localised crime levels can have a positive and adverse effect on local property values. And there is a reasonable chance that the Loughborough Town Centre Masterplan has a positive impact on local house prices in the future.

Things to do in Loughborough

One of the most famous buildings in this old town is Loughborough Town Hall, which is home to regular art exhibitions, music concerts, plays and comedy shows. If you’ve ever wondered how you make gin, use your time in Loughborough to visit the 45 Gin School, which is a working gin distillery that provides a fascinating insight into the process. Enjoy a great day out for people of all ages can be enjoyed at Queen’s Park, which is home to the Carillon Tower War Memorial Museum and the Charnwood Museum. The park is a great place to take relaxing strolls and relax, and there’s a great maze to get lost. One of the most popular attractions in the town is Loughborough Market, which is open every Thursday and Sunday. Over 100 market traders sell everything from clothing to DVDs at very low prices. There’s also a farmer’s market in the town on the second Wednesday of each month.

When your home is only one of many houses for sale in Loughborough, don’t take your chances on the open market. Sell your property directly to Flying Homes, and you could have the proceeds in your bank account within a week or two. Call us today to arrange a free, no-obligation house valuation.

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