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The Cambridge property market

Prices, rents, yields, growth & much more for the city of Cambridge 

Cambridge is a county town and university city located around 55 miles north of London. Most famously known as the home of Cambridge University, the city has a history that spans all the way to the Bronze Age.

Home to many sites of historical importance, cafes, bars, shops, sports clubs and more, there is plenty to love about life in Cambridge.

According to the 2021 census, Cambridge has seen a 6.3% increase since the last census in 2011. This increase in population is no surprise when you consider Cambridge’s buoyant housing market, excellent transport links, community, and local gems.

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According to data from Rightmove, property in Cambridge had an overall average price of £584,590 over the last year.

The most popular property type sold in Cambridge over the last year were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £581,600. Cambridge flats sold for an average price of £334,843, whilst semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £596,854.

All in all, Cambridge sold prices over the last year saw a 6% increase on the previous year and a 14% increase on the 2018 peak of £513,997.

Is now a good time to buy or sell a house in Cambridge

Yes, it is! In fact, there has never been a better time to start investing in the Cambridge property market. There are plenty of investment opportunities in Cambridge, whether you are a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer.

With a healthy rental market, and plenty of areas in the city looking at redevelopment, there are lots of reasons why investors have set their sights on Cambridge.

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Areas in Cambridge we buy homes

We buy properties in any condition around the Cambridge area, so no matter where your house is, we can buy it! That being said, here is a list of a few common locations that we look to purchase in and around the area:

  • Babraham

  • Bassingbourn

  • Chesterton

  • Croxton

  • Fen Drayton

  • Girton

  • Great & Little Abington

  • Hardwick

  • Hinxton

  • Landbeach

  • Longstanton

  • Milton

  • Orwell

  • Shepreth

  • Stretchworth

  • Thriplow

  • Willingham

  • Bar Hill

  • Bottisham

  • Comberton

  • Duxford

  • Foxton

  • Grantchester

  • Great Shelford

  • Harston

  • Histon

  • Litlington

  • Madingley

  • Newnham

  • Over

  • Stapleford

  • Swaffham Bulbeck

  • Toft

  • Wimpole

  • Barrington

  • Boxworth

  • Coton

  • Earith

  • Fulbourn

  • Great & Little Chishill

  • Great Wilbraham

  • Hauxton

  • Ickleton

  • Little Wilbraham

  • Melbourn

  • Newton

  • Pampisford

  • Steeple Morden

  • Swaffham Prior & Reach

  • Trumpington

  • Barton

  • Cherry Hinton

  • Cottenham

  • Eltisley

  • Gamlingay

  • Great & Little Gransden

  • Guilden Morden

  • Hildersham

  • Kimbolton

  • Lode

  • Meldreth

  • Oakington

  • Sawston

  • Stow cum Quy

  • Swavesey

  • Waterbeach

Where are the best areas to live in Cambridge

When it comes to life in Cambridge, there are plenty of areas that are worth considering. Below, we take a look at some of the best areas to live in Cambridge:

City Centre 

If you want a picture-perfect view on a morning, surrounded by tourist hotspots and green spaces, then city centre living is for you!

City centre living is ideal for those who want the hustle and bustle of the city right on their doorstep. With pubs, shops, restaurants and more, it's easy to see why this is the top spot!


If you are looking for city centre living that is slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, then Petersfield is the way forward! Full of college buildings and restaurants, with great transport links in and around the city, Petersfield is great for those who are looking for a balance between suburbia and city life.

Romsey Town

If you are looking for a part of the city with a more relaxed vibe, then Romsey Town may be an area worth exploring. With lots of travel links, places to eat, and green spaces, Romsey Town is the ideal escape for those looking for the artsy side of the city.

As genuine cash buyers, we will buy any type of UK property, whether that’s a detached family house or a city centre apartment, we are in a position to make a cash offer and a complete fast sale.

The location of your property and the condition it is in won’t deter us from helping you achieve a quick house sale – whether the property is in the middle of nowhere or the city centre, in pristine condition or in need of a full refurbishment, we will buy any house quickly.

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Selling a house in Cambridge: Your Selling Options

Local Cambridge Estate Agents

Local Cambridge estate agents will provide you with a house-selling service that will cover the marketing and negotiation of your house sale. Estate agents Cambridge will often use online property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla in order to advertise your property. They will then charge you a percentage of the sale price called a commission to cover the cost of selling.

What fees do estate agents charge? 

Selling your house through real estate agents Cambridge means you will be charged an average rate of 3%+VAT of your original asking price. This figure is without taking into account any hidden costs or packages that attribute to the marketing and negotiating on your behalf.

Are estate agent valuations accurate? 

Valuations that you get from estate agents Cambridge will vary from agent to agent. When it comes to determining the accuracy of your valuation, there are a variety of factors at play, but the main factor is the honesty of your agent. Your estate agent Cambridge may overvalue your property in order to gain your business. This will mean that if you go with this estate agent and then struggle to sell, you will be stuck on the open market for months.

How long do estate agents take to complete a house sale? 

When selling with estate agents Cambridgeit takes an average of 138 days to sell your home, according to data from

Cambridge Cash Buyers

If you are looking for a quick house sale, then Cambridge cash house buyers are a selling option that you may wish to explore. When you sell to a cash buyer Cambridge they offer a speedy process that includes sale progression, valuation, and payment. Once you have accepted their cash offer you will usually have the payment processed within a few days.

How the buying process works if you’re a cash buyer

Fast property buyers in Cambridge are people or companies that are able to purchase your property without the need for a loan or mortgage to be able to complete the sale. You will still need to hire a conveyancer, which can often be the longest part of the house-selling journey. However, when you sell to us, we will cover the cost of your legal fees.

How long does it take for a cash buyer to complete? 

Cambridge cash buyers can often complete house sales within two months of having an offer accepted. However, when you sell with The Property Buying Company, we can buy your property in as little as 7 days, and then it's over to the conveyancer to complete the process.

Do you need a solicitor if you are a cash buyer? 

Yes, you will. Even when you sell with a cash buyer, you will still need to hire and instruct a solicitor to progress the house sale for you. When you sell with us, we will hire and instruct a solicitor for you, taking the stress out of your house sale.

How long does conveyancing take with a cash buyer? 

When it comes to the conveyancing process, there is no definite answer as to how, long it will take. The average waiting time is typically between 6 to 8 weeks. When you sell with us, we will cover the cost of your legal fees as a special thank you for selling with us!

Cambridge Property Auctions

If you have a slightly more unusual property that you are looking to sell, then a Cambridge property auction may be the route for you.

Cambridge property auctions are becoming an increasingly popular choice for selling. If you wish to use them though, there are a few rules that you will have to get familiar with. When selling in a property auction, you will need to learn the difference between a guide price and a reserve price. A guide price is a lot like a valuation, it is the price that the auction house or the seller thinks the house is worth.

On the other side of the coin is the reserve price. This is the minimum amount the seller is willing to accept for a property and is often kept quiet.

 How much do auctions charge to sell your house?

When it comes to auction fees, you can expect to pay around £300 to put your home into a Cambridge house auction, on top of 2.5%+VAT of the selling price. This is alongside any further charges for additional services such as marketing your property and negotiating prices.

Can anyone sell a house at auction? 

Yes, they can! Typically, any property can sell at auction, however, they are often favoured by slightly more unusual properties. It is worth keeping in mind that even if you put your home in a Cambridge house auction you are not guaranteed a sale. Most of the bidders at an auction are developers or investors looking to buy a property in need of modernisation, so there are usually better routes than selling your family home at auction.

Are houses sold at auction cheaper? 

There is no one size fits all answer when it comes to auction house for sale Cambridge. However, it is worth bearing in mind that you can sell for as much as 70% below market value or as much as 10% more. The average price however is between 85%-90% of market value.

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Why Choose Us Over Cambridge Estate Agents?

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Benefits of a cash buyer

  • No estate agent fees - When you sell with fast property buyers in Cambridge, there are no estate agent fees. That means that when you accept a cash offer from us, that is the amount that you will receive in FULL!

  • No Legal Costs- When you sell with The Property Buying Company Cambridge we will cover all of the fees that you would typically associate with selling a house as a thank you for selling with us!

  • No Hidden Fees - Another advantage that selling through Cambridge Home Buying Companies is that there are no hidden fees involved with our process. Our service is honest, transparent, and upfront.

  • Sell in your Own Timeline -When you sell with a property purchasing company in Cambridge, you sell in a timeline that suits you. Whether you want to be sold in 4 months or in as little as 7 days!

How we can help

  • Inheritance/Probate - If you are selling an inherited house Cambridge or are dealing with Cambridge probate property we can help you to release cash swiftly and securely.

  • Repossession- If you find yourself in the position of needing to stop house repossession Cambridge, then we can help you to release cash swiftly and securely before the bank repossesses.

  • Tenanted -If you are looking to sell a house with tenants Cambridge, then you can sell to us. We can take the hassle out of your tenanted house sale by taking over your tenancy and liaising with tenants.

  • Broken Chain -If you were part of a Cambridge house sale that fell through, we can buy your home in as little as 7 days and help you get your sale back on track.

How to prepare your Cambridge property for a sale

Cambridge is an interesting and exciting city which is jam-packed full of local amenities, hidden gems and brilliant travel links both in and around the city. However, according to data from, the average selling time in Cambridge was 138 days in July 2023, which if you are looking for a quick sale is not ideal. That’s why we have collected our top tips on how to prepare your Cambridge property for sale:

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    General maintenance

    One of the best ways that you can generate interest in your Cambridge home is by performing general maintenance tasks around the house to keep it looking tidy and fresh. One such way to do this is by deep cleaning and de-cluttering your property. Whilst it is not the most exciting task, a clean and tidy property can generate more interest than one that is not.

    A budget-friendly way you can help to freshen up your home is by giving any tired-looking walls a fresh coat of paint.

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    Garden maintenance

    A survey by HomeOwners Alliance revealed that 68% of buyers found kerb appeal to have an effect on their interest in a property. Don’t worry, you don’t need to go full Alan Titchmarsh on your garden, just simple changes such as painting fences, cutting the grass, cleaning the patio, and planting fresh flowers can all breathe new life into your garden and help you secure that quick sale.

  • Paint interior

    If you are looking to generate interest in your Cambridge property then you should look at taking care of any general repairs that need fixing. This includes any unfinished DIY projects you may have, removing any mould and replacing any carpets that may be looking past their best.

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    Sell to us

    If you are looking to sell house fast Cambridge, then look no further. Here at The Property Buying Company, we can buy your Cambridge property regardless of condition or location. When you sell with us, we tailor our service to fit you. So whether you want to sell 3 months from now or in as little as 7 days.

    As an added thank you, we will cover all of the legal fees typically associated with selling a house, it’s just one of the ways we make selling easy.

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Sell house fast Cambridge: FAQs

If you live in the Cambridge area and are looking to sell your house, why not sell to us? We understand you may still have some questions, so we have drawn up a few of our most commonly asked questions and answered them below to help:

Frequently Asked Questions
How do you value my property?

The initial offer that you will receive from us is provided with the information you provide us about your property paired with our own market research around the area. If you are happy with our ballpark figure, we will then send one of our Regional Managers to visit the property itself which will, in turn, allow us to provide a more concrete offer.

What are the benefits to selling through a sell house fast company?

When it comes to using a sell house fast company like ourselves, there are many advantages. However, the main one is that we can buy your home for cash in as little as 7 days. Our process is entirely hassle-free, and everything is handled for you.

How quickly can I sell my house to you?

As quickly as you would like! We can buy your home in as little as 7 days in Cambridge, however, we know that this may not work for everyone. That’s why we tailor our service to suit you, meaning we can buy your house at a time that best suits you.

Can I trust you?

We are also proud members of the National Association of Property Buyers and The Property Ombudsman, as well as being rated excellent on Trustpilot.

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