Demand For Homes Rising And Moving Safely

Demand For Homes Rising And Moving Safely

(Posted on 15/11/20)

At Ashton & Grosvenor, we know the impact of the stamp duty holiday has encouraged many people to consider their next move in the housing market. Whatever you are likely to do, we can help.

If you plan on selling your home in Chester, we can arrange a property valuation. When you have a realistic property valuation, you enter the housing market with greater confidence. This should help you to connect with the likely buyers in the local area.

We help you make an informed decision. We know the local market, and we stay in touch with national figures and news. Whatever move you want to make, make sure you choose Ashton & Grosvenor.

According to Rightmove, this is an appraisal of the Chester housing market, as at the end of October 2020;

Properties in Chester had an overall average price of £247,393 over the last year. The majority of sales in Chester during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £237,580. Terraced properties sold for an average of £189,418, with detached properties fetching £380,408. Overall, sold prices in Chester over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 3% up on the 2017 peak of £240,942.”

Demand has been rising for homes across the country

GetAgent, which monitors homebuyer demand across the UK on a quarterly basis based on market data from the major property portals, indicated there was an 8.5% rise in buyer demand in the third quarter of this year compared with the second-quarter.

Colby Short, founder of CEO of GetAgent, said: “The meteoric uplift in UK homebuyer demand in the third quarter of this year demonstrates a market that has well and truly bounced back from pandemic paralysis. More affordable areas were the strongest performing in terms of buyer demand in Q3, with plenty of room for further growth in some parts of the country.”

Colby continued: “It’s fair to say that the current stamp duty holiday in its various forms across England, Wales and Scotland has played a huge part in this revival and should continue to do so over the final quarter of 2020 at the very least. This is great news for home sellers who may have seen the value of their property plateau or even fall during the prolonged period of Brexit uncertainty that plagued the market over the last few years. With buyer demand now seeing a healthy increase, sold prices are likely to follow suit.”

Tips to enhance your property move

The specialists at Space Station, who offer self-storage solutions and who are highly experienced in the removal sector, have shared leading tips that will help you move:

  1. Get help from the experts

  2. Plan your move well in advance

  3. Clean your items before the moving process

  4. Stay alert and continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines

  5. Use materials from around the home to lower costs and speed up the process

  6. Ensure all removal boxes are secure before you move

  7. Try to avoid using plastic bags and bin liners as best you can

  8. If you can, use vacuum storage bags

  9. If you are moving precious items, a wheeled suitcase is a great solution

  10. Protect the corners of your important items

Vlatka Lake is a Marketing Manager at Space Station, and she said; “Preparation and planning are the most important things movers can do when packing up their belongings ready for a move and this has become even more prominent with the tightening restrictions around the country, which can be a great source of stress and anxiety.”

We offer a range of sales services to vendors in Chester, including tailored options which ensure you receive the best support at all times. If you would like to arrange an appointment to help you negotiate the local market, please contact Ashton & Grosvenor today by calling us on 01244 318 115 or emailing us at

Rightmove, On The Market, Rent Smart Wales, The Property Ombudsman Approved Redress Scheme