Homes in these towns secure an offer in just 27 days – can you guess where they are?

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  • Selling our homes can be a difficult process at the best of times, but with continued Brexit uncertainty it can be even more challenging for today’s homeowners. But while some properties may linger on the market for longer than expected, new research has revealed that some towns in the UK are completely bucking this trend.

    Related: The Brexit delay is having THIS surprisingly positive effect on the property market

    The analysis from the UK’s leading property resource Zoopla has revealed the top 10 fastest moving towns in Britain when it comes to securing a property offer, and Scotland’s towns have emerged as front runners.

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    Top 10 ranking was as follows:

    Rank

    Town

    Average days to secure an offer

    Average property value (May 2019)

    1

    Falkirk

    27

    £154,579

    2

    Edinburgh

    27

    £298,575

    3

    Glasgow

    31

    £186,705

    4

    Stirling

    32

    £222,736

    5

    Cardiff

    37

    £255,528

    6

    Coventry

    37

    £215,909

    7

    Newport

    40

    £187,842

    8

    Nottingham

    41

    £207,456

    9

    Birmingham

    41

    £207,474

    10

    Mansfield

    42

    £156,763

    While it may be unsurprising that the town with one of the cheapest average property values sits at the top of the ranking, it’s interesting that Edinburgh sits in second place, despite having the highest average property value in the list.

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    The top 10 regional breakdown also makes for interesting reading, especially as the capital’s traditionally fast-moving property market seems a little sluggish when compared to the rest of the UK.

    Rank

    British Region

    Average days to secure an offer

    Average property value (May 2019)

    1

    Scotland

    42

    £192,147

    2

    West Midlands

    46

    £235,835

    3

    East Midlands

    47

    £224,942

    4

    Yorkshire and The Humber

    54

    £183,347

    5

    South West England

    56

    £309,519

    6

    North West England

     57

    £199,682

    7

    East of England

     59

    £361,195

    8

    Wales

      60

    £194,824

    9

    South East England

      61

    £402,266

    10

    North East England

      67

    £193,274

    11

    London

                                                                70

    £659,660

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    Commenting on the above findings, Annabel Dixon, spokesperson for Zoopla said: ‘Despite widespread reports of a subdued housing market, Brits may be surprised that it takes less than two months for the average British property to go under offer from the date it was first listed for sale.

    ‘The key is to get your pricing correct, meaning the best way to sell your home quickly is to ask for its true value given the current market. Overpriced homes won’t shift and may have to be discounted and on the flip side nobody wants to sell for less than their property is worth.’

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