How Much Does A Removal Company Cost?
Our research shows that the average cost of a removal company in Reading is £1,342, with a 3-bedroom move costing £1,433. However, our data revealed that removal costs in Reading can be as low as £1,059, which is 10% cheaper than the UK's average of £1,181.
The average high for Reading removal company costs is £1,625, so don't forget to compare removal company quotes to get the best deal. It's worth remembering that some removal companies might offer special discounts on days that are quiet for them.compare now
What is the Best Time of Year To Move in Reading?
In Reading, the most popular month to move house is August, with over 11.8% of people booking their removal company for the summer. This is unsurprising due to the warmer weather and longer days helping improve the ease of the removal - no one wants to unload heavy furniture in the dark.
August just so happens to be the most popular month to move house across the UK too. Not only does the improvement of the weather help, but so does the school holidays as they minimise the disruption to your children’s daily routines. Don’t forget to get your removal company booked in advance, as this is a rather popular time for many local companies.
With only 4.3% of removals booked during December, it’s the least popular time of year to move house in Reading. With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, it’s unsurprising that movers wouldn’t want the disruption of relocating during the festive season.
What is the Best Day Of The Week To Move in Reading?
With the weekend providing movers with plenty of time to pack and prepare, Monday is the most popular day to move in Reading. Over 18.5% of removals were booked on this day despite it being the start of the busy working week.
Surprisingly, with only 9.9% of removals occurring on this day, Saturday is the least popular day to move house. As the weekend provides lots of free time for many people, it’s a popular choice for many across the UK.
However, Reading residents clearly prefer a weekday move, and with estate agents and solicitor's on hand all week to help in case of any delays, this seems like a wise move.
What Are The Top 5 Locations for Reading Movers?
The most popular location outside of Reading for a house move is Lewisham, with 5.4% of removals going here. Despite the average house price in Lewisham being more expensive than Reading at £514,202, it still remains popular due to its varied property market and good transport links.
Other popular destinations include London, Wokingham and Swindon. There are a variety of reasons for leaving the area, whether it be for job opportunities, cheaper living, education or just a change of scenery. With Swindon's average house price being considerably cheaper than Reading at £245,493, moving to Swindon is a wise choice!
With Reading’s average property price at £376,038, it’s important to compare costs to set yourself a budget. Below we'll explore the locations mentioned above to compare property prices and important local information.
For those wishing to be closer to England’s capital but don’t want the high costs that come with it, Lewisham is a great alternative with an average property price of £514,202. With early Victorian housing and contemporary flats, there’s a lot to explore when house hunting in this area.
London is often a popular choice for UK movers due to the abundance of employment opportunities, higher salaries and diverse lifestyle on offer. The main drawback to consider is the higher cost of living and the increase in property prices. The current average property price is £798,758, which is much higher than Reading.
With an average property price of £489,344, Wokingham is another location to consider and one that’s only 7 miles from Reading itself. This is a perfect option for commuters as there is an array of good transport links to explore.
Swindon’s current average property price is £245,493, making it the cheapest location on the list. The area is a great choice for growing families with a range of highly-rated schools, many of which have been deemed as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
How Much Are The Average Property Prices In Reading?
Throughout 2020, Reading’s property prices have been fluctuating. 2021 saw a yearly increase in house prices of 6.6%, with the average house price in Reading being £376,038.
Semi-detached properties were the most in-demand over the last 12 months in Reading, with an average price of £397,775. Terraced properties sold for an average of £316,078 and flats sold for £232,889.
Existing properties are the most popular, with virtually no new build properties sold in December 2020. Semi-detached properties saw the biggest price increase over the last year being up by 8.4%.
Below we explore 4 areas of Reading to help with your house hunt. We'll compare house prices with Reading's average and list some important information about the local area.
A suburb west of Reading, Calcot is first on the list with an appealing average property price of £338,489. With great links to the M4 and A4 Bath Road, it’s a great area for commuters and those wishing to remain connected to the town centre and surrounding cities.
Another family-friendly suburb, Tilehurst currently has an average property price of £363,563. From 19th-century thatched cottages to modern flats and apartments, there’s a lot of options to explore in this area that can cater to all tastes and variety of family sizes.
- Lower Earley
Lower Earley has an array of well-respected schools to choose from, as well as a number of different grammar schools to consider. For those who have added this area to their list of possibilities, the current average property price is £400,166.
Only 4 miles east of the town centre, Woodley is a thriving community with an average property price of £414,287. With a number of beautiful, green spaces and weekly local markets, Woodley is a very family-friendly area and perfect for those wishing for a calmer lifestyle.
What Is The Average Rent In Reading?
You may not be ready to buy a house, but there are plenty of renting options available in Reading. For those considering renting in the area, the current average asking price is £1,187 pcm, with one-bedroom flats costing £688 pcm and two-bedroom houses averaging at £1,179 pcm.
Compare My Move have done the hard work and researched affordable areas to rent in Reading. We've listed 4 areas to help with your location search and we've included a bit about the area as well as the average renting price overall, for one-bedroom flats and for two-bedroom houses.
We'll take a look at Emmer Green, Caversham, Calcot and Tilehurst so you can compare rent prices across Reading.
- Emmer Green
If you’re moving in Reading, Emmer Green should be high on your list of areas to explore as the current average asking rent is £920 pcm . If you’re looking for a smaller property, 1-bedroom flats are currently priced at £750 pcm. For those looking for something more spacious, 2-bedroom houses average at £849 pcm.
Another area to consider is Caversham, with an average asking rent of £957 pcm. For 1-bedroom flats, you can expect to pay an average asking rent of £710 pcm, whilst for 2-bedroom houses, it’s around £1,049 pcm.
Our winning area for cheaper property prices, Calcot is next on the list with an average rent of £984 pcm. When you continue your house hunting, it’s important to note that 1-bedroom flats have an average rent of £668 pcm, whilst 2-bedroom houses have an average of £1,088 pcm.
Tilehurst currently has an average asking rent of £956 pcm, with 1-bedroom flats averaging at £697 pcm. If you’re looking for something a little bit bigger, then 2-bedroom houses have a current average asking rent of £1,200 pcm.