Sell your House Fast in Bradford
National Homebuyers maintain a dedicated purchasing team in Bradford who cover the entire local area.
National Homebuyers are a national company with a local presence and we are always looking to buy houses in Bradford. As UK property buyers, we have a long standing reputation as the leading force in the fast property purchase industry and we can help you sell your house fast in Bradford. Our Bradford purchasing team have in depth knowledge of the local property market and this, combined with our fast, professional service, means that selling your property in Bradford to National Homebuyers could well be the best option for you. We buy houses directly from you, which means you can achieve a quick house sale in Bradford that is chain and stress free.
Located at the foot of the Pennines, the City of Bradford is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire in the North of England. It forms part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, the fourth most populous urban centre in the UK. Along with Leeds, Bradford also forms part of the third largest urban zone in the country, behind London and Manchester.
One of the first highly industrialised settlements in the world, Bradford was, in many ways, the archetypal Victorian industrial boomtown. Though widely held to have been modelled on Preston, Coketown, the fictional setting for Dickens’ tenth novel Hard Times, could just have easily been Bradford.
Following deindustrialisaton, Bradford remodelled itself while remaining sympathetic to its industrial heritage and has developed a decent sized tourist industry, largely thanks to its designation as the very first UNESCO City of Film and its wealth of Victorian architecture.
Bradford House Prices & Redevelopment
Recent attention focused on the housing market in Bradford has shown that the city, along with most of the rest of West Yorkshire, has displayed the slowest average house price rises in England. Prices went up by an average of 1.8% over the past year, which is significantly lower than the national average.
Though the industries of the past have declined over recent years, Bradford remains a centre for industrial innovation, notably in the automotive and electronics industries, with Kahn Design and Pace Micro Technology contributing largely to the local economy as a result of their work in these two respective industries.
In order to cope with the effects of de-industrialisation, Bradford’s economy has had to diversify. The city is now home to several major companies, including: Provident Financial, Yorkshire Building Society, Santander UK, Powell Switchgear, Seabrook Potato Crisps, Freeman Grattan Holdings, Denso Marston, Nufarm UK, NG Bailey, BASF, Hallmark Cards UK, Bailey Offsite and the head office of supermarket chain Morrisons, which was founded in Bradford by William Morrison as an egg and butter merchant in Rawson Market in 1899.
Dogged by controversy and financial problems, Westfield have finally begun work on the £275 million Bradford Broadway redevelopment project. There are a series of ongoing rejuvenation schemes focussed on the town centre.
Bradford Culture, Attractions & Things to Do
Bradford is famed for its ethnic diversity, having seen high levels of immigration since German Jewish communities grew up in the area in the 1830s. Following the Great Famine, a significant Irish community grew up in the 19th Century. A large number of Poles and Ukrainians moved to Bradford after the Second World War and, since the 1950s, a substantial number of immigrants entered the city from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. According to the 2011 census, 26.83% of Bradford’s population is Asian. Bradford is renowned as the curry capital of the country.
The acclaimed National Media Museum in Bradford is the most visited museum in the country outside London. Bradford’s civic art gallery, Cartwright Hall, and the celebrated Impressions Gallery also draw large annual crowds.
Visitors can explore Bradford’s industrial heritage at Bradford Industrial Museum and architecture buffs won’t forgive themselves if they leave without seeing Bradford Cathedral and taking a stroll through Little Germany. Bolling Hall, parts of which date back to Mediaeval times, is a big draw for history fans and the 25-acre Undercliffe cemetery houses a multitude of grand nineteenth-century monuments, including tombs fit for pharaohs, intricately adorned obelisks, extravagant mausoleums and numerous huge columns.
Contrasting interestingly with Bradford’s historical architecture is the ultra-modern city park, embellished with over a hundred fountains and laser displays.
Bradford’s hinterlands are renowned for their rolling hills and rugged moors, making the area a paradise for walkers and cyclists. A walk along Ilkley Moor will allow you to discover the breathtaking views and the Swastika Stone, the most famous of the many carved pre-historic rocks on the moor. Or why not take a wander around Brontë Country? Grab your walking boots and binoculars or jump on your bike, the decision is yours, either way there is plenty on offer in the Bradford district.
And whatever you do, don’t leave without having sampled the world class local ale or trying a curry from one of the city’s 200 Asian restaurants. How could you go to the curry capital of the country and not grab yourself a cheeky Madras?
Bradford Tradition & History
The first time Bradford arises in the annals of history is when it rose up in rebellion during William the Conqueror’s harrying of the north in 1070. Bradeford, as it is referred to in the Domesday Book, was subsequently laid waste.
The town grew slowly during the Middle Ages and Early Modern period until, by the 18th Century, it had surpassed Leeds as a manufacturing centre, focussing principally on the wool trade. However, though it became an important wool trade hub, the town did not begin to expand until the Industrial Revolution, having a population of only 6,393 in 1801.
During the Industrial Revolution, Bradford grew rapidly, becoming known as the wool capital of the world and having a population of 182,000 by 1850. Other areas of the textile industry developed rapidly, as did the mining and production of Yorkshire iron. In many ways Bradford in the mid-19th Century epitomised the quick urbanisation, rapid industrial expansion, workers miseries and heavy pollution that characterises our heavily Dickensian influenced modern notion of industrial England during the Victorian Age.
National Homebuyers Bradford
If you live in Bradford and wish to sell your house fast, contact your local National Homebuyers. If you’re struggling to sell your home, we buy houses for cash and will help you sell your house fast, chain and stress free. We buy any house in Bradford, regardless of condition or location, and, unlike other companies that buy houses in Bradford, we will buy your house in Bradford directly from you. So get in touch with our Bradford team by phone on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our online form today to get a cash offer to buy your house in Bradford.