Steady rise in sales con­tin­ues

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

MORE “sold” boards went up in March, says es­tate agency signs firm Agency Ex­press.

It was the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive monthly rise.

The firm says monthly house sales were up 23.2 per cent in March fol­low­ing Fe­bru­ary’s rise of 38.3 per cent. Sold lev­els were also 4.8 per cent up on March 2010 and 10.2 per cent up on March 2009. Each re­gion saw an in­crease in sales rang­ing from a 47.8 per cent rise in the East Mid­lands to 3.7 per cent in Wales. York­shire saw a rise of 32.2 per cent.

Stephen Wat­son, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Agency Ex­press, said: “This lat­est set of data paints an en­cour­ag­ing pic­ture for the hous­ing sec­tor. The trend over the last two or three months in­di­cates that this might be sus­tain­able.”

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