Sold signs point to pos­i­tive out­look

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

LAST month’s fig­ures on sales agreed look to have been the best for a De­cem­ber since the start of the credit crunch, ac­cord­ing to “For Sale” board sup­plier Agency Ex­press.

They say that the num­ber of es­tate agents’ boards con­vert­ing to “Sold” were the high­est for De­cem­ber since it be­gan its records in 2007.

Stephen Wat­son, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Agency Ex­press, says: “We nor­mally ex­pect to see a sig­nif­i­cant drop in hous­ing mar­ket ac­tiv­ity in De­cem­ber, but the fact that the to­tal num­ber of prop­er­ties sold in 2012 was the sec­ond high­est since 2007 and the fact that De­cem­ber 2012 num­bers were the high­est recorded should give a de­gree of op­ti­mism for even the most pes­simistic.”

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