Hotspot for price growth at the sea­side

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

Broad­stairs has been named Bri­tain’s top sea­side prop­erty hotspot in 2017.

With its vin­tage, fam­i­lyfriendly charm and close con­nec­tions with au­thor Charles Dick­ens, av­er­age prop­erty val­ues in Broad­stairs have surged by 10.45% in the past 12 months and over­taken bet­ter known neigh­bour Mar­gate, which topped the league last year, ac­cord­ing to re­search from Zoopla.

The av­er­age house in Broad­stairs will now set you back £313,813.

Mar­gate has dropped to fifth place in this year’s sur­vey, with price rises of 6.49% in the past year. The av­er­age house price in the town was £217,988.

Mean­while, Sal­combe in Devon con­tin­ues to be the prici­est place for a sea view, with av­er­age prop­erty prices check­ing in at £635,435 – an in­crease of £13,156 (2.1%) in the last year. Sea­side towns: Big­gest growth in house prices 1. Broad­stairs Up 10.45% 2. Wal­ton, Es­sex Up 9.43% 3. Sid­mouth, Devon Up 7.51% 4. Pen­zance, Corn­wall

Up 6.99% 5. Mar­gate Up6.86% 6. Fal­mouth, Corn­wall

Up 6.49% 7. Clac­ton, Es­sex Up5.88% 8. Blyth, Northum­ber­land

Up 5.64% 9. Newquay, Corn­wall

Up 5.12% 10. Southend, Es­sex

Up 4.89%

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