Note of op­ti­mism on mar­ket trend

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

FIG­URES from the Hal­i­fax re­veal that na­tional house prices have fallen in Fe­bru­ary by 0.5 per cent, but York­shire es­tate agency Dacre, Son and Hartley say buy­ers and sellers in York­shire re­main prag­matic.

Pa­trick Mccutcheon, head of res­i­den­tial at Dacre Son and Hartley, says: “The mar­ket cer­tainly eased a lit­tle in Fe­bru­ary, but that is only in re­la­tion to a more ac­tive Jan­uary and the re­duc­tion was wholly ex­pected as trad­ing ac­tiv­ity is sim­ply fol­low­ing the nor­mal sea­sonal trends.”

Pa­trick re­ports an 18 per cent in­crease in would-be buy­ers over the past month and has seen a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in the num­ber of homes for sale by ven­dors who be­lieve this is an ideal time to trade up the prop­erty lad­der.

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