Sell your house in Preston Fast

Boasting a university and solid employment opportunities, Preston is making a name for itself as a great city to move to. If you live in this North West city and want to sell your house fast, then we can help. Simply get in touch, and we’ll provide you with a free cash offer in just 24 hours.

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Preston has improved drastically over the years, and has turned into a pleasant and multicultural place to live. It boasts lots of great things to do in its own right, whilst being easily accessible to the likes of Manchester, Lancaster and Liverpool. If you’re considering moving to Preston and are new to the area then read on, as we uncover the cost of living, the best places to live, and the top things to do.

Average costs for Preston

  • Monthly transport pass: £49.09
  • Cappuccino: £2.59
  • Pint of beer: £3
  • Three course meal for two people: £37.50
  • Monthly gym membership: £21.43

Best areas to live in Preston

Preston may be small, but there are still several great places to settle down, whether you’re looking for good schools, excellent transport links, or access to shops and pubs. Property prices are lower than average compared to the rest of the UK too, which is a major draw for people looking to move to Preston.

Fulwood

Located 2 miles north of Preston city centre, Fulwood is most probably known for its proximity to the Royal Preston hospital. Popular with families due to the many excellent schools in the area, Fulwood’s main street makes the area extremely convenient, with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants in walking distance. On average, properties here cost £201,642, which is higher than the average cost of a house in Preston.

Broughton

Situated right by the M6 and M55, Broughton is ideal for commuters, due to its excellent connections with Preston city centre, Manchester, and Lancaster. You’re also not far from the Forest of Bowland or Pendle Hill, meaning there’s lots of great walking opportunities nearby. If you choose to settle in Broughton, properties here cost an average of £273,030.

Cottam

Average properties in Cottam cost £251,707, and is often known for having some of the lowest crime rates in Preston. Cottam Primary School has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and its proximity to Lancaster Canal offers lots of pretty waterside walks.

Lostock Hall

Situated 4 miles south of Preston city centre, one of the huge draws of Lostock Hall is its train station, which makes it ideal for commuters – but its average property prices of £161,533, makes it an attractive prospect too. With two primary schools in the area rated as Good and Outstanding, the area is very popular amongst families with small children.

Walton-le-Dale

Located on the banks of the river Ribble and river Darwen, just outside of the city centre, the nearby retail park offers several shops and cafés, including Morrisons, Next, Homesense and Starbucks. Average properties in Walton-le-Dale are fairly cheap too, at £178,389.

Things to do in Preston

Preston may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of somewhere that offers an abundance of things to see and do, but you’d be surprised. Not only does it have lots of nature and historical sights on its doorstep, but its proximity to other towns and cities means that living in Preston means you’ll have lots of day trip opportunities.

Enjoy an afternoon at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Once a former quarry, Brockholes has been transformed into a nature reserve, spanning 250 acres, full of woodland and pools. There are three different walking trails to try, where you’ll get to meet sand martins and swans – but the biggest attraction is the visitor village, which you’ll find floating in the lake.

Step back in time at Ribble Steam Railway

Promising a fun and historic day out, the Ribble Steam Railway museum houses the largest collection of locomotives in the country, dating all the way back to 1865. Once you’ve brushed up on your knowledge, it’s time to enjoy a return train ride on either a vintage steam or diesel locomotive, down the one-mile track near the Ribble river.

Spend the day at Blackpool

A classic British seaside resort if there ever was one, Blackpool is a mere 17 miles away from Preston. Spend the day walking along the beach, riding the rollercoasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and enjoy stunning views at the top of Blackpool Tower, before tucking into a hearty meal of fish and chips. It’s the ultimate day out at the seaside!

Wander around Preston Docks

Situated 2 miles out of the city centre, it was once the largest inland docks in all of England. Now, it provides an area for a peaceful stroll, as well as several shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as an Odeon cinema. In the summer months, enjoy a drink whilst sat on one of the outdoor tables, watching the world go by.

Visit Bowland Wild Boar Park

A great day out for the whole family, as well as boars, this park is home to lots of different animals, including red deer, peacocks, polecats and turkeys. Camping is available if you want to spend the night, and as it’s situated in the Forest of Bowland, there are lots of hiking and cycling opportunities nearby too.

The Good Move difference...

Simply put, selling your home in Preston to Good Move guarantees a quick and hassle-free sale, without the added stress of house chains, mortgage lenders and other tricky external factors. We’re a reputable cash house buyer, and proud members of the National Association of Property Buyers, as well as the National Association of Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman, so you can rely on us to provide a fair and ethical service.

We’re different from high street estate agents – our services are completely free, and there are no hidden fees or vague offers to deal with. If you use one of our solicitors, we’ll even take care of your legal fees, or alternatively we’ll contribute £500 to a solicitor of your own choosing.

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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
Removals/Clearance£0£1,200
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
Removals/Clearance£0£1,200
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • Trading Standards

We’re proud to be the most thoroughly regulated cash house buyer in the UK. As well as being active members of the NAPB and the NAEA, we’re also registered with The Property Ombudsman – a regulatory body dedicated to resolving disputes within the property sector.

How to Sell Your House Fast in Preston

It’s easy to sell your property in Preston quickly with a cash house buyer like Good Move. We purchase homes all over Preston, from the city centre to the surrounding areas like Chorley, Ribbleton and Fulwood; it doesn’t matter what condition your property is in, we’ll buy it for up to 85% of its market value.

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Frequently asked questions

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

    The fastest, easiest way to sell your property in Preston is buy using an accredited cash house buyer like Good Move. We’ll be in touch with an initial offer within 24 hours of your enquiry, and your sale could be complete in just 7 days.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    Property sales to Good Move can take up to 21 days to complete, but if your circumstances require quick access to equity – for example, if you’re trying to avoid repossession – we can arrange for this process to be expedited to just 7 days.

  • What areas in Preston do you buy houses?

    We buy houses all over Preston and in the surrounding areas. Whether your property is in Preston city centre, or in one of the nearby districts like Leyland, Chorley or Euxton, we’ll offer you up 85% of your home’s market value.

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

    Yes, you can easily get an online quote to sell your house quickly with Good Move. Just enter a few details about your property into our enquiry form on the right, and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to provide you with a free, no-obligation cash offer.

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

    Selling your house to a traditional high-street estate agent can take an average of 3 to 6 months to complete – losing you valuable time and money throughout the process. Selling your property to Good Move will take no longer than 21 days, and if you need access to equity fast, we can complete a sale in just 7 days