Sell your house in Colchester Fast

Colchester is a terrific town, located in the East of England. This spot is situated in the county of Essex and it’s recently been named one of the top places to live in the UK for 2021! So, it’s certainly a sought-after location for new and existing homeowners. For the last 45 years, we’ve bought hundreds of properties in Colchester, from residents just like you. Our thorough knowledge of this excellent Essex town and all its alluring areas helps us to help you. If you currently live here and want to sell your home fast, we can assist you with your sale.

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In fact, we could buy your home in as little as seven days; to do so, get in touch with us, today, using our helpful online form. You’ll then receive a no-obligation cash offer for free, in just 24 hours.

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Colchester’s Victorian architecture is a draw for many people, as is its blissful scenery, independent eateries and shopping opportunities. Being the home of the University of Essex, this special spot appeals to students, couples and families looking to further their careers. Retirees and young professionals are keen to reside here, too, because of its excellent transport links, taking them to bustling cities like London in around one hour and a half (by car).

If you’re looking to move to Colchester, read on to discover the cost of living, the best things to do and the wonderful places to see.

Average costs for Colchester

  • Monthly transport pass: £63
  • Cappuccino: £58
  • Pint of beer: £70
  • Three course meal for two people: £48
  • Monthly gym membership: £32.71

Best areas to live in Colchester

As UK’s oldest town, Colchester is bursting with originality. Its sleepy suburbs and vibrant villages have made this location a real hotspot to settle down in. Its countryside and coastline living encourages a diverse pool of people to move here each year, and when you see the houses, you’ll soon understand why.


Formerly known as a village, Lexden is a pleasant suburb nestled one mile west of Colchester town centre. Tall, Victorian terraced houses can be purchased here, as well as smart semi-detached homes with perfectly presented gardens, front and back. Boasting great state schools and one private school (Holmwood House School), this area is favoured by families looking to move to the area. You can expect to pay around £405,725 for a property here.


Blackheath lets you settle down in a modern maisonette, a flat or an end of terrace house with ease. It’s filled with an array of highly rated primary schools and takes around half an hour to reach Colchester town centre by train. It’s around 50.25 miles North East from central London, so you’ll get the best of both worlds when buying a property there. You will pay approximately £256,456 to live here.

Mile End

The northern suburb of Mile End presents open green space and is certainly an affluent area to set your sights on. Local amenities are always just a walk or drive away, including popular supermarkets and parks. Plus, new housing developments are always cropping up here, which entices in independent homeowners and young couples. It will cost around £301,282 to buy a property in this part of Colchester.


Many residents choose to live in Hythe because it offers affordable living, close transport links and a short commute to the University of Essex. And yet, all of this is accompanied by the calming scenery and sands at Hythe Beach. The Hythe railway station is close to most properties here, taking homeowners to London, Walton-on-the-Naze and Clacton-on-Sea. On average, you will pay £203,233 to settle down here.

Things to do in Colchester

When you picture Colchester, you instantly think of a flourishing market town – and one with vast natural landscape near and far. Being just moments away from the coast, there is never a dull moment here, with historical sites, family-friendly visitor centres and charming bars lining the streets all around.

Hand feed elephants and giraffes at Colchester Zoo

Animal lovers flock to Colchester for its incredible Zoological garden in Heckfordbridge: Colchester Zoo. But more importantly, to hand feed the elephants and giraffes – which is a truly unique experience. A keeper will meet you to instruct you, letting you feed these incredible animals for around five minutes. This is certainly a great experience for families, couples and groups of friends invested in animal welfare.

Relish remarkable nightlife

Grab tickets for a play at Mercury Theatre, listen to smooth jazz and a comical stand-up act at Colchester Arts Centre or take a seat at a local restaurant oozing with charm. Make sure to order a plate of delicious Colchester oysters and other sumptuous seafood dishes, accompanied by a glass of fine wine. For a real adventure, look out for the local beer and food festivals that run throughout the year.

Admire Colchester Castle

Venture to the historical gem: Colchester Castle. This site is a real highlight of living in Colchester, thanks to its pristine appearance and interactive displays inside for everyone to enjoy. Dating back to 1076, this Norman castle features Roman vaults to explore and crucial historical finds to uncover, like civil war armour and mosaics. Visit the museum shop on your way out to purchase colouring books for the children and Roman fancy dress items.

Uncover the history of fine foods

J.S. Wilkin’s famous jam is eaten by food lovers across the UK; you can find out all about its origins and production at the fascinating Tiptree Museum in Colchester. Head there with family or friends for a weekend adventure or rainy-day activity – and one that’s completely free of charge. You’ll learn all about the progression of these preserves over the years, alongside what village life was once like in Tiptree.

The Good Move difference...

We’ve purchased hundreds of homes in Colchester and throughout Essex over the years. We’re focused on helping homeowner’s sell their properties speedily and stress-free. Wherever your home is located, we’ll buy it from you for cash. All you need to do is get in touch with us directly, to receive your free cash offer.


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7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300
7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

We are regulated by RICS, NAEA and The Property Ombudsman, so you can put your trust in us to purchase your home safely. Plus, we’re proud members of the NAPB; this makes us the most regulated cash property buyer in the whole of the UK! This means you will experience a completely safe, secure and smooth process if you choose to sell your home in Colchester to us.

Living in Colchester

It may be that you’re looking to move to Colchester so you can send your children to a great school, you’re going through a divorce or your home is soon to be repossessed. Alternatively, you might just fancy a change of scenery. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to sell your house fast, we’re here to provide a helping hand.


Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the fastest way to sell my house in Colchester?

    The fastest way to sell your home is by using a cash house buyer like Good Move because we can purchase your property in just seven days. Whereas opting to go with an estate agent or auction can take a few months. To discover more about this process, complete our online form and receive a free cash offer – as well as further information that you require.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    It takes an average of seven days to sell your house to us, with the whole process taking as little as 21 days. This means you could have the cash sitting in your bank three weeks after your original contact with us!

  • Which areas in Colchester do you buy houses?

    We purchase houses all over Colchester and Essex, no matter what condition they are in. Whether you have semi-detached family property in Shrub End or a modern flat in the Station Square development, simply contact us to buy your home and we’ll run through the whole process with you.

  • Can I get an online quote to sell my house fast?

    Yes! Just fill out our online form by scrolling to the top of this page. You’ll need to fill in your name, number, email address and postcode. Then, we’ll be in touch with you within 24 hours to provide you with your no obligation cash offer – which is completely free of charge.

  • How long does it take to sell a house in 2021?

    It’s impossible to pinpoint how long it takes to sell a house in 2021, especially if you choose an estate agent to help you with this process. On average, it can take around three to six months – but it could be quicker or slower than this. If you’re a homeowner in Colchester looking to sell your house fast, a cash buyer like Good Move can help. We could purchase your property in just seven days!