Com­muter towns are sales hotspots

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

Il­ford in Es­sex is the coun­try’s lead­ing prop­erty sales hotspot with an 85 per cent rise in the num­ber of home sales in the first half of 2010 com­pared with the same pe­riod of 2009, ac­cord­ing to re­search from Hal­i­fax.

Croy­don (73 per cent) and Maiden­head (71 per cent) have seen the next biggest in­creases.

Just three towns have seen no in­crease in sales since last year: Black­pool (-1 per cent), Grimsby and Sun­der­land (both 0 per cent).

Suren Thiru, Hal­i­fax hous­ing econ­o­mist, says: “Over the past year, some towns have recorded con­sid­er­able in­creases in the num­ber of sales com­pared with 2009. Most of these towns are in the South-East and have good com­muter links to cen­tral London.”

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