High achieving schools are pushing up house prices by about £34,000 according to a new report by Lloyds TSB.
A typical price of a home in the catchment area of England’s best state schools is £339,950, a third higher than the average house price in England of £236,000.
The county of Essex not only offers second time buyers a great choice of high achieving schools, but great value for money compared to homes in London. More people are choosing to move out of the City as souring property prices are pushing second-time buyers into more rural areas, and buyers are finding that moving to the home-counties offers great value for money, easy commuting, fantastic choice of schools and being able to live the country dream.
Although top rated Ofsted schools have pushed up prices across the UK, they still remain affordable just outside of London. In the sought after Market Town of Saffron Walden, Intercounty Saffron Walden have recently marketed a four bedroom detached family home for £339,950, with garden and garage, and within walking distance of some of the best state schools in the country.
If you are considering moving from London to one of the nearby districts then why don’t you give one of our local branches of Intercounty a call and we would be more than happy to share our local knowledge with you. To check out some of the top achieving schools, just visit Ofsted’s website @ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/