Two Kent towns in top 10 ‘hot spots’

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Page & Wells is the agent to ask about a seven-bed­room for­mer vicarage for sale at Boughton Monchelsea, near Maid­stone.

The agent is seek­ing of­fers in ex­cess of £1.5m for The Old Vicarage which is a rag­stone prop­erty in an el­e­vated spot and dates from about 1860.

The prop­erty stands in 2.3 acres and has been ex­tended by the cur­rent own­ers to in­clude an or­angery.

There is a hard ten­nis court and a heated swim­ming pool.

For in­for­ma­tion ring 01622 756703 Two Kent towns have been iden­ti­fied as prop­erty ‘hot spots’ in lat­est statis­tics.

Swan­ley and Bex­ley both fea­ture in a list of 10 towns where house prices have in­creased by the high­est per­cent­age since the be­gin­ning of the year.

Bex­ley is in joint fifth place. The av­er­age prop­erty price in the town is £477,981, an in­crease of £29,431, or 6.56%, since Jan­uary.

Swan­ley isn’t far be­hind at num­ber eight. A prop­erty there will set you back an av­er­age £362,671, which has in­creased by £22,099, 6.49%, since the New Year.

The top prop­erty hot spot in the coun­try is Belper in Der­byshire while Bri­tain’s big­gest ‘cold spot’ – the place where prop­erty prices have fallen the most in the last six months – is Rich­mond, North York­shire.

The statis­tics were re­leased by prop­erty web­site Zoopla, which also re­vealed the fea­ture most peo­ple search its site for when look­ing for the per­fect home is a garage.

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