Two Kent towns in top 10 ‘hot spots’
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.