Sell your House Fast in Portsmouth
National Homebuyers have a dedicated purchasing team of talented local housing market experts who cover all areas in and around Portsmouth.
National Homebuyers are a guaranteed house buying company that have spent the past ten years building up a reputation for professionalism, integrity and impeccable service. If you are looking to sell your home in Portsmouth, we have the experience and expertise to help you sell your house fast.
If you want to sell property in Portsmouth without all the stress and hassle normally associated with selling property, contact National Homebuyers’ Portsmouth team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons or fill out our online form to get your cash offer to buy your house in Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth House Prices & Redevelopment
At present there is an ongoing debate being conducted by economists as to whether or not the fact that average house prices in Portsmouth are very close to the level they reached in 2007 is good or bad. Average house prices in Portsmouth rose by 5% over the past year according to Rightmove’s house price index. However the latest Land Registry figures point to a slowing down of house price appreciation in the area, a trend that may well continue in the wake of imminent hikes to interest rates.
Portsmouth has benefited from several large regeneration projects in the past few years and is still continuing to do so. The large redevelopment of HMS Vernon is now the mixed use commercial and residential centre Gunwharf Quays. Gunwharf Quays has Spinnaker Tower, the tallest building in the city, as its focal point. Spinnaker Tower looks down upon the 29 storey Lipstick Tower as part of its majestic view across the city.
The former Whitbread Brewery has also been redeveloped and now boasts the Admiralty Quarter Tower as part of its mainly residential site. The Blade Tower complex on the edge of Victoria Park, which is intended to provide additional accommodation for the increasing population of students attracted to the University of Portsmouth, is scheduled for completion in 2016. A new development comprising shops, cafés, restaurants, a four-star 150-bed hotel, 200 residential apartments and a 2,300 space car park is currently being constructed on the former site of the wildly unpopular Tricorn Centre and will be finished by late 2015.
In addition to these regeneration projects there are several former industrial and military buildings in Portsmouth that are currently being converted into residential properties. If an application for planning permission recently submitted by the North Harbour Unit Trust is approved, much of what is now the IBM headquarters will be converted to residential apartments when the technology company vacates the premises in 2015.
Most of these conversions take the form of large blocks of flats, which is unsurprising given that Portsmouth is the most densely populated place in the country, even more so than London. Considering the fact that the majority of the city is hemmed in tightly on Portsea Island, there is very little chance of this situation changing in the future. This lack of available land was a large contributing factor in the escalation of house prices before the financial crisis, which rose at a rate second only to London.
Portsmouth Culture, Attractions & Things to Do
The city’s main tourist attractions are centred on its naval history. Many famous ships from the past reside in the city’s Historic Dockyard, including Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose, Nelson’s flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Britain’s first iron hulled gunship and HMS M33, a famous World War I gunship, or monitor.
The Dockyard is also home to a number of naval museums, including the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Mary Rose Museum. It also plays host to several navy related tourist attractions, such as the interactive exhibit centre Action Stations.
Elsewhere in the city are the D-Day Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum, the Royal Marines Museum, the history museum in Cumberland House and a museum located in Southsea Castle. The birthplace of Charles Dickens, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Clarence Pier are other notable tourist traps.
Even more so than tourism, defence is the largest contributor to Portsmouth’s economy, with more than a tenth of the city’s population currently employed at the Royal Navy Dockyard. However the completion of the stages of construction of the two largest aircraft carriers in Royal Navy history for which Portsmouth was responsible has recently seen a number of jobs lost in this area.
Portsmouth’s importance as a centre for business has also grown in recent years. The European headquarters of IBM are located in the city, and Northrop Grumman and Zurich Financial Services both have their UK headquarters there. Portsmouth’s retail industry has also grown recently, with the completion of several redevelopment projects that have added new commercial areas to the city.
Portsmouth Tradition & History
With the majority of its land area being located on Portsea island, Portsmouth holds the distinction of being the only island city in the UK. Although it is universally accepted that there have been settlements in the area since Roman times, the founding of Portsmouth itself is a matter of contention among historians. This is largely because all records for the area were destroyed during the Norman invasion.
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle claims that Portsmouth was founded in 501 by the pirate Port when he defeated and killed a young British nobleman who held suzerainty over the area at the time. However, many historians point out that, while townships that have since been incorporated into the city are mentioned in the Domesday book, Portsmouth itself is not. Most historians nowadays tend to hold faith with the opinion that Portsmouth was founded in 1180 by the Anglo-Norman lord Jean de Gisors. It has remained an important port and naval base ever since.
National Homebuyers Portsmouth – We Buy Any House
If you want to sell your home in Portsmouth, contact National Homebuyers. We are quick house sale experts and we can buy your house for cash regardless of its present condition.
Get in touch and, following the provision of a fast, no obligation valuation of your property, we guarantee to make a genuine cash offer to buy your home in Portsmouth. If you are looking to sell your house fast, or if you simply want to sell property in Portsmouth without all the stress and hassle normally associated with selling property, contact National Homebuyers’ Portsmouth team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons or fill out our online form to get your cash offer to buy your house in Portsmouth.