Sell your House Fast in Reading
National Homebuyers have a dedicated purchasing team of local housing market experts covering all areas in and around Reading.
National Homebuyers are a highly reputable, national direct house buying company and we are always interested in the opportunity to buy houses in Reading. We buy any house in Reading, absolutely regardless of your property’s condition or location and completely irrespective of your circumstances or reasons for selling. We will provide you with a fast, no obligation valuation of your home and we guarantee to make you a genuine cash offer to buy your house in a timescale that is structured to suit your needs.
To sell your house fast to National Homebuyers, contact our Reading team on 08000 443 911 . Regardless of where your property is located we buy any house anywhere in the UK.
Located in the Thames Valley at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, Reading is a large town in Berkshire with a population of 155,698.
Reading House Prices & Redevelopment
Lying just 25 miles from Heathrow Airport, at the confluence of the navigable rivers Thames and Kennet, Reading has long been an important link in the nation’s transport chain. The town is served by the M4, A4155, A4074, A327, A329 and A33 and constitutes a major junction point on the national railway system, a status that will be enhanced in 2015, when the £895m project to redevelop and extend Reading Train Station is completed.
Similarly, the announcement that Reading will serve as the terminus for the cross-London route when Crossrail arrives in 2019 is sure to give the economy in Reading a massive boost.
Further works are planned at Station Hill, where a £500m redevelopment programme will see the demolition of the derelict Friars Walk Shopping Centre and the construction of 300 apartments, shops, offices and a sports pitch on top of a car park. There are also plans to rejuvenate the St Martin’s Precinct off Church Street.
Given all of this expansion and rejuvenation, it is perhaps unsurprising that the housing market in Reading is experiencing something of a boom at present. According to Zoopla’s Zed-Index of sold property prices, the average cost to house buyers in Reading has gone up by 7.37% in the past year. Only time will tell if this boom will last, particularly in the face of the recently introduced macro-prudential curbs to borrowing and the ubiquitous fears of an imminent rise in the base rate of interest.
Reading Culture & Attractions
While located close enough to London to be considered part of the capital’s commuter belt, the fact is that, as a major economic and commercial centre in its own right, Reading attracts more commuters into the town on any given workday, than it has people leaving to work anywhere else, including London. Several large companies have their headquarters in the town. Microsoft, Oracle, Pepsi, Wrigley, Ericsson, ING Direct, Hibu, Prudential, Agilent Technologies, Websense, International Computers Limited, Digital, Cisco, Nvidia, Verizon Business, Symantec and SGI all have principle, national or regional headquarters in Reading. There are also several large business parks in and around the town, including Arlington, Green Park and Thames Valley Business Parks.
Reading is also an extremely popular retail centre, with the pedestrianised Broad Street serving as the most popular destination for shoppers. The Oracle and Broad Street Mall are the largest shopping centres in Reading, and Bristol and West, Harris and The Walk shopping arcades also contribute to the retail sector of the economy.
The most famous landmarks in Reading include: Reading Abbey, the Abbey Gateway, Reading Minster, Greyfriars Church, St Laurence’s Church, Jackson’s Corner, The Blade and the quintessentially Readingensian Maiwan Lion in Forbury Gardens.
Also, Beale Park, Reading Museum, The Museum of English Rural Life, The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Central Swimming Pool, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, the Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope, Krazy Play Days, Delta Force Paintball, Weekend Warriors Paintball, the stately homes Basildon Park and Mapledurham House, the Progress Theatre, Wellington Park, The Hexagon, Lagoona Park and Predator Assault Laser Combat all attract large numbers of visitors annually.
Reading Tradition & History
Though there is a great deal of speculation that the city may date back to Roman times, the first time Reading appears in the annals of recorded history is in the 9th Century, despite definitive evidence of its existence prior to that. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle describes Alfred the Great and his brother King Ethelred failing to break the Danish lines at the Battle of Reading in 871.
Following the Norman Conquest, Reading and its hinterlands were placed under the dominion of William I’s newly founded Battle Abbey. Reading Abbey was itself founded by Henry I in 1121. The Conqueror’s second son is buried within its grounds. Reading’s last Abbot, Hugh Cook Faringdon, was hanged, drawn and quartered in front of the Abbey church during the dissolution of the monasteries.
The Siege of Reading during the Civil War saw the Parliamentarians destroy much of the town’s lucrative cloth trade in the process of breaking the Royalist garrison imposed on the town in 1642.
Reading also witnessed the only substantial clash of arms during the Glorious Revolution of 1688, when William of Orange’s forces defeated a detachment of James II’s army in the Second Battle of Reading, which took place primarily in Broad Street.
Developing a major iron works and becoming a principle point on the main coaching route from London to the West Country, Reading became most famous in the 18th Century as an important centre of the brewing industry.
Growing into a major manufacturing centre in the 19th Century, Reading became the de facto provincial town of Berkshire in 1867. This position was confirmed de jure in 1869.
The arrival of the railways only augmented Reading’s expansion. The Great Western Railway arrived in 1841, followed by the South Eastern Railway in 1849 and the London and South Western Railway in 1856. Reading’s expansion continued well into the 20th Century and it is now one of the largest urban settlements in the UK that is not classified as a city.
National Homebuyers Reading
If you are looking to sell your home in Reading, contact National Homebuyers. We buy any house in Reading, absolutely regardless of your property’s condition or location and completely irrespective of your circumstances or reasons for selling. We will provide you with a fast, no obligation valuation of your home and we guarantee to make you a genuine cash offer to buy your house in Reading in a timescale that is structured to suit your needs. To sell your house fast to National Homebuyers, contact our Reading team on 08000 443 911 or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our application form to get your cash offer to buy your house in Reading.