Sell your House Fast in Cambridge
National Homebuyers buy houses for cash in Cambridge. Our dedicated purchasing team covering Cambridge and the surrounding area have an unrivalled level of local housing market expertise.
If you want a quick house sale in Cambridge, National Homebuyers are the best option. We have led the way in the fast purchase property industry for over ten years. We buy any house in Cambridge, regardless of condition or location and irrespective of your circumstances or reasons for wishing to sell your home in Cambridge. Contact our Cambridge team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill in the online form on this page now to get your cash offer to buy your house in Cambridge.
Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Cambridge House Prices & Redevelopment
There has been much talk over the past few years of the effects that arise from the phenomenon of large swathes of commuters moving to the area and turning ever increasingly larger areas of Cambridge into dormitory suburbs of London.
Local Labour Councillor offered his opinion on the subject recently:
“I would far rather properties were affordable to people in Cambridge, but sadly the housing market is a free market and you can’t dictate to developers who they sell their houses to. I do not see under current laws how you could stop houses being sold to Londoners. I’m not going to go down the line of producing my magic wand.”
Cllr Price grumbled that the city is “pretty full”, but noted the existence of brownfield sites around the city:
“There are garages that have fallen into disrepair that nobody is using and we are looking at those kind of areas to build on, while that alone is not going to fix the housing crisis but it will help towards it. We can only look at building on council land, we can’t tell others what to do, but we can encourage people to use this sort of land for housing, particularly for affordable housing.”
There are presently a number of ongoing regeneration projects in Cambridge, foremost among which are the CB1 scheme, which is creating a 25 acre mixed use city quarter in the Station Road area, and the North West Cambridge Development, a triangular area of 150 hectares owned by the University and bounded by Huntingdon Road and Madingley Road, which is set to become a mixed use development containing houses, local amenities, open spaces and academic facilities.
Cambridge Culture & Economy
Cambridge has historically served as a centre of regional trade, thanks largely to its river link to the surrounding agricultural land and excellent road connections to London. The monopoly on river trade Henry I granted the city as part of its original charter, certainly did not harm its importance to regional trade.
Cambridge possesses a very diverse economy with several vibrant business sectors, including: research & development, software consultancy, high value engineering, creative industries, pharmaceuticals and, unsurprisingly given the fact that it has been described as being among “most beautiful cities in the world”, tourism, which contributes more than £350 million a year to Cambridge’s economy.
Due to its position as a technology hub, Cambridge and the surrounding areas is often referred to as Silicone Fen. Many of the science parks and buildings that surround Cambridge are owned or leased by university colleges, and the their corporate denizens are often commercial spin offs from the University. The largest commercial Research & Development centre in Europe, Cambridge Science Park, is owned by Trinity College and St John’s owns the eponymous St John’s Innovation Centre. Abcam, CSR, ARM Ltd, CamSemi, Jagex and Sinclair are well known companies in the area that have grown out of the university. The Microsoft Research UK offices are also located in a University of Cambridge technology park, separate from the main Microsoft UK campus in Reading. Marshall Aerospace is another major business which is located on the eastern edge of the city the huge software company Autonomy Corporation is located at the Business Park on Cowley Road.
Cambridge holds quite a distinction in the sporting world. The first ever written rules of a certain little game called ‘football’, were put on paper by members of the university in 1848. It is a shame the game never really took off…
Cambridge is a major cultural centre, and is well known for its contemporary art scene. The internationally regarded Kettle’s Yard gallery is located in Cambridge, as is the artist run Aid and Abet project Space; and just to the west of Cambridge is Wysing Arts Centre, one of the leading research centres for the visual arts in Europe.
Cambridge Tradition & History
Considering Cambridge sits on the River Cam, it would probably seem fair to say that the origin of the town’s name is somewhat axiomatic. However this is only ostensibly so.
Archaeological work around the site of what is now Fitzwilliam College has revealed that Cambridge has been occupied for over five thousand years. Further archaeological study shows the area was occupied throughout the Iron Age. There is evidence of a 1st Century CE settlement on Castle Hill, which has been conjectured to be connected with the arrival of the Belgae. The area was widely settled during Roman times, notably in the district of Newnham.
Settling the area after the end of the Roman occupation, the Saxons renamed the site Grantabrycge – the bridge over the river Granta. This evolved to Cambridge over time and the river was eventually renamed Cam to match the name of the town.
Bede described Cambridge as a ruined little city where Etheldreda was buried. According to The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Cambridge fell into Viking hands in 875 and the Danelaw was introduced by 878.
Saxon power in Cambridge underwent a brief renaissance until the Norman invasion when, two years after his conquest, William ordered a castle built on Castle Hill and sanctioned the building of the Round Church.
Most famous as a university town, Cambridge University was founded in 1209 by students trying to escape the hostility of the townspeople of Oxford. Peterhouse, the oldest extant college in Cambridge, was founded in 1284.
Following the monstrous depopulation Cambridge suffered during the repeated plague epidemics of the 14th Century, two parishes in Cambridge were merged, at the behest of the Bishop of Ely, as there weren’t even enough people to fill one church. With over a third of English clergy dying in the Black Death, four new colleges had to be founded at Cambridge University to train new clergymen. These colleges were Gonville Hall, Trinity Hall, Corpus Christi and Clare.
King’s College Chapel arguably the most famous landmark in Cambridge, was begun in 1446 during the reign of Henry VI and completed almost 50 years later under Henry VIII.
After serving as the headquarters of the Eastern Counties Association, the lynchpin of the Parliamentarian forces until the formation of the New Model Army, during the English Civil War, Cambridge to granted to Oliver Cromwell by Parliament in 1643 and its garrison was eventually stood down in 1645 after never having been called upon to defend the town.
Cambridge not only expanded demographically during the 19th Century, it expanded geographically too. Thanks to the enclosure acts of 1801 and 1807, urban Cambridge began to swallow up nearby open fields until in 1912 and again in 1935, Cambridge’s boundaries had to be extended to include areas such as Chesterton, Cherry Hinton, Fen Ditton, Trumpington and Grantchester.
National Homebuyers Cambridge
If you are looking to sell property in Cambridge, National Homebuyers could very well be of assistance to you. We buy any house in Cambridge, regardless of condition, location or type of property. Contact our Cambridge team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill in the online form on this page now to get your cash offer to buy your house in Cambridge.