Brig­house sales rise by 53 per cent

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

HOUS­ING transactions in Eng­land and Wales rose 2.2 per cent in the first six months of this year to 282,086, say Lloyds TSB.

Its re­port, cov­er­ing 500 of the big­gest towns in Eng­land and Wales, says the hottest spot is Felixs­towe, Suf­folk, where sales jumped 60 per cent, fol­lowed by Brig­house, where there was a 53 per cent rise in sales.

Sal­ford recorded a 28 per cent fall, fol­lowed by Leigh, Lan­cashire, down 27 per cent. Sales were higher in 324 towns, 60 per cent of them in the South.

Suren Thiru, Lloyds TSB hous­ing econ­o­mist, said the en­cour­ag­ing in­crease in the num­ber of towns show­ing a rise in home sales high­lighted the mixed state of the hous­ing mar­ket at lo­cal level.

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