Har­ro­gate leads in home makeovers

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

HOME im­prove­ment ac­tiv­ity in York­shire fell be­low the na­tional aver­age in 2013.

Fig­ures from con­struc­tion in­tel­li­gence spe­cial­ists Bar­bour ABI show that there were 1.34 home im­prove­ment ap­pli­ca­tions for ev­ery 100 homes in the re­gion last year, well be­low the na­tional aver­age of 1.8.

Har­ro­gate topped the list with 2.7 ap­pli­ca­tions.

Michael Dall, lead econ­o­mist at Bar­bour ABI, says: “As with other parts of the UK, the more people earn or the more de­sir­able the area they live in, the more home im­prove­ment ac­tiv­ity there is likely to be.” Ham­ble­ton and Rich­mond­shire, were sec­ond and third in the re­gion’s top 10 home im­provers list. Hull was bot­tom of the league.

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