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What are the most popular properties and areas to live in?

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Are you selling an in-demand property-type? Are you looking for a home in a sought-after area? According to our most recent survey, the type of property and area that buyers are looking to move to has remained largely unchanged when compared to seven years ago.

Popular Properties
Taken amongst Relocation Agent Network members across England, Scotland and Wales (including us), the survey not only found that two to three bedroom houses were the most in demand in 2010, but they are the most sought-after property this year too. Indeed, over 81% of survey respondents – the vast majority – indicated that two to three bedroom houses were the most in demand so far this year. That’s just one percentage point (82%) below what respondents indicated in 2010.

City Centre Vs. Suburbs
The most popular area-types also remained relatively unchanged, with respondents rating ‘suburban areas’ and ‘town/city centres’ as the top two in demand areas for both 2010 and 2017. Interestingly this year, suburban living climbed 11 percentage points (57%). This was compared to 46% of 2010 respondents indicating that the suburbs were the most popular area-type. And the number of people searching for properties in rural areas actually fell this year to 3%, compared to 11% seven years ago.

Thinking of selling?
Each of our selected members have been chosen by us as their area's Local Expert, based on our customer service and a variety of other criteria. Not only does this prove their credentials as one of their area’s leading estate agents, but through their Network membership, they offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in their area can provide. Find out more.

Contact: For further information, please contact Louise Koncowski, Louise.Koncowski@Cartus.com or 01793 756045.

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