A speedy property sale is a dream scenario for any homeowner. Very few people enjoy chasing solicitors, communicating with estate agents and coordinating with other people in the property chain. So, when all of these steps are completed quickly, it reduces your stress and speeds up your move into an exciting new property.
Across the UK, there are statistics which demonstrate that some locations average a quicker house sale than others. This might be because there is high demand for properties in that area, or because the local estate agents and solicitors are extremely efficient.
Whatever the reason may be, we’ve listed below the 10 fastest places to sell your home in the UK.
1. Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Falkirk, Scotland, was 22 days. This is the quickest timeframe anywhere in the UK. Data from Rightmove also reveals that the average asking price in this town was £148,736.
RightMove’s data suggests that Scotland experiences the fastest house sales of any country in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, with property prices in Falkirk being relatively affordable, it is no surprise that sellers found a potential buyer so quickly last year. The town is also approximately halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, which means that people living in both cities may choose Falkirk as the perfect place for a move to the countryside.
2. Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland
With Scotland ranking as the fastest country for house sales in the UK, it is no surprise that the second highest ranking town (as well as many of the ones listed further below) is in the country.
Located only twelve miles west of Edinburgh, many city-livers have an eye on Broxburn as the perfect place when moving to the suburbs. Broxburn is also only 5 miles from Edinburgh airport, so the town is ideal for people who regularly travel for work. Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer here was 23 days, with an average asking price of £201,648.
3. Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Once again, a town in the suburbs of a major Scottish city ranks highly on this list. Renfrew is only 6 miles west of Glasgow and has excellent transport links into the city. For families who want to live in the suburbs, Renfrew is a perfect place.
Last year, the average time to find a buyer in this town was 24 days. The average asking price during this period was £149,970. There is clearly high buyer demand for a property in Renfrew.
4. Uddingston, Glasgow, Scotland
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Uddingston, Glasgow, was 25 days. The average property asking price during this time was £198,229. Just like two of the towns listed above, its close proximity to Glasgow is surely a hugely attractive feature of Uddingston.
5. Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, was 25 days. The average property asking price during this time was £124,584.
Property prices in Clydebank are extremely affordable, which undoubtedly contributes to people being keen to move there. It is also very close to Glasgow city and Glasgow airport, and is therefore ideal for people who work in the city.
6. Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Larbert, Stirlingshire, was 25 days, and the average property asking price during this period was £220,444.
Much like Falkirk (which is mentioned earlier in this list), Larbert is perfectly positioned halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. This undoubtedly makes it an attractive proposition for people in both cities keen on moving to a smaller nearby town.
7. Clarkston, Glasgow, Scotland
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Clarkston, Glasgow, was 26 days. The average property asking price during this time was £257,806. This is one of several towns near Glasgow which appears on this list, demonstrating that the appeal of living near the major Scottish city is a huge appeal for people in the area.
8. Hall Green, Birmingham, England
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in Hall Green, Birmingham, was 26 days, and the average property asking price during this period was £291,956.
Hall Green is an ideal commuter town, as it is only a short journey from Birmingham city centre. It is also reasonably well-connected to Solihull in the south-east, and Dudley and Wolverhampton in the north-west. For people who work in any of these cities, Hall Green is ideal.
9. St. George, Bristol, England
Last year, the average time taken to find a buyer in St. George, Bristol, was 26 days. The average property asking price during this time was £305,515. With outstanding transport connections into Bristol city centre, it is no surprise that this is a hugely sought-after neighbourhood in the West of England.
10. Walkley, Sheffield, England
Last year, the average time taken to find a house buyer in Walkley, Sheffield, was 27 days. The average property asking price during this period was £198,637.
This town is a suburb of Sheffield, which is a popular area in the North of England. Walkley is also predominantly made up of terraced houses, which was the fastest selling property type in the UK last year.
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