House hunt­ing on the in­crease

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE num­ber of house hunters has reached its high­est level since May 2007 as the sup­ply of prop­er­ties falls to a six-year low, ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Es­tate Agents.

Fig­ures from the NAEA De­cem­ber Hous­ing Mar­ket Re­port show a 14.4 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of house hunters reg­is­ter­ing with agents.

How­ever, the sup­ply of prop­er­ties de­clined for the third con­sec­u­tive month

Jan Hytch, Pres­i­dent of NAEA, says: “The in­crease in house hunters dur­ing De­cem­ber was a wel­come sur­prise at a time where agents usu­ally ex­pect ac­tiv­ity to slow down. The mul­ti­ple me­dia re­ports pre­dict­ing price in­creases in 2014 could have played a part as buy­ers tried beat the rush.”

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