With children returning to school, could a move be on the cards for you?

One-third of homeowners choose to buy or sell in early autumn, making now the best time to put your house on the market.

The back-to-school season can always be a busy time not only that but with one in four also choosing to switch jobs and careers during this month compared to the rest of the year. With the children having been back to school for a few weeks now, maybe this is the right time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the next chapter. Having a simple declutter of your belongings can create a blank slate for people coming to view your home. It’s a well known fact that parents often move home just to get into a good local school’s catchment area so here is a list of the local primary and secondary schools to our area.

Primary Schools:

Oakham C of E Primary School

Brooke Hill Academy

Catmose Primary School

Cottesmore Academy

Edith Weston Academy

Empingham CE Primary School

English Martyrs Catholic Academy

Exton & Greetham CE Primary School

Great Casterton CE Primary School

Ketton CE Primary School

Langham CE Primary School

Leighfield Primary School

Ryhall CE Academy

St Nicholas CE Primary School

Uppingham CE Primary School

Whissendine CE Primary

Secondary academies:

Casterton College

Catmose College

Uppingham Community College

What makes Rutland so desirable?

Rutland’s area is 151 square miles; North to South is 16.3 miles and East to West is 16.53 miles. Rutland was reinstated as a county in 1997 after being absorbed into Leicestershire in 1974. Rutland Water is the UK’s largest man- made lake, similar in size to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

The twin market towns of Oakham and Uppingham remain the friendly, independent hubs they’ve always been. They reminders of the days the high street was the place to go to buy all you needed, and the butcher and baker knew your name, with its picturesque villages and surrounding areas it really is a county that is forever calling you back to visit or make it your home whether it be a first home or family home.

Tips for selling your home:

Maximising your storage space is a straightforward way to keep your home neat and tidy which can mean less work is required to do in between any viewings that take place.

Don’t let viewings catch you off guard! Having a checklist of everything you need to do before a potential buyer comes to view your home. Having a plan of action will help to keep a clear head and still get things done amid the back to school/ new job start chaos!

Your homes kerb appeal may sound like a bit of an odd thing to think about, but two-thirds of buyers stated that kerb appeal was a significant influencer in their property purchase. A few examples of this are hiding bins, cleaning your windows, and decorating your front door.

Finally, a question that is on everyone’s mind at the moment is how much have house prices increased recently?

The average UK house price leapt by 15.5 per cent annually in July, marking the biggest increase in 19 years, according to official figures.

The percentage increase was around double the rate recorded in June, when the typical property value increased by 7.8 per cent annually.

The average UK house price was £292,000 in July 2022, which is £39,000 higher than this time last year.

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