Buyers Are Looking For Homes In Market Towns

24th September 2020 posted in SELLERS LANDLORDS

Right now, as we enter autumn 2020, there is demand for property, and buyers are looking for homes in market towns. The demand for market towns has been growing in recent years, but there is no denying that the circumstances of 2020 have caused many people to seriously consider making a move they have long dreamt of.

When you combine the impact of the stamp duty holiday, the COVID-19 pandemic causing people to look for more space at home, and remote working creating freedom for homeowners; it is easy to see why buyers are looking for homes in market towns.

At Country Properties Royston, we know how enjoyable life in a market town can be. If you are looking to learn more about what life in a market town has to offer, please get in touch, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

If you plan on selling your Royston home, wouldn’t you prefer to have an agent who is able to convey the benefits the local area has to offer. Also, we are well-placed to provide you with a property valuation. With a realistic valuation, you can engage prospective buyers with confidence, and you have a platform for budgeting your next move.

Whatever your next move, Royston is an excellent example of why market towns are in fantastic demand these days.

The accessibility of market towns is a huge factor in their popularity

Simplicity is important in life, and market towns offer so much in walking distance. The vast majority of things you need for a happy life are within easy reach of wherever you live in Royston. There is also plenty of other local towns close-by, if you need something you cannot find on your doorstep, or if you want to enjoy a change of scenery.

Not only can you find everything you need within walking distance, you benefit from being active. If you are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle without necessarily being sporty, life in a market town will encourage this

For many people, the size of population in a market town is right

As of the 2011 census, the population of Royston stood at 15,781. For a market town, this is a good size of population. It is a small enough town where you can know many of the locals, and you should feel an active part of the community.

However, at more than 15,000 people, there should be a good mix of people and diversity in the area.

Education is always crucial, and it matters here

One of the most important factors in deciding where to live is the standard and availability of local schools. Even if you don’t have a family or children aren’t on the horizon, the presence and demand for schools impacts property prices and competition in the market.

Therefore, whatever stage you are at in life, it is helpful to consider the educational options in Royston, and most families will be satisfied with what is on offer.

Icknield Walk First School; Roman Way First School; Studlands Rise First School; Tannery Drift First School and King James Academy Royston, as well as St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School ensures there is a range of educational options close to home in Royston.

There is a diverse range of housing options in market towns

Given that individual people and households have their budget and tastes, which will likely differ from other families, it is excellent to know there is a diverse range of housing options in the local area.

Rightmove states, in 2019, the majority of property sales in Royston involved terraced, with an average price of £294,169. However, there were also detached property sales, with an average price of £536,512, and flats, which carried an average price of £184,069.

In line with Government guidelines, our Royston branch has reopened and is again staffed with sales and lettings personnel.  If you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01763 245121 or email royston@country-properties.co.uk.