Brighton grows in popularity
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by Kay Mitchell
According to a survey by propertyfinder.com, Brighton is growing in popularity and has been the most sought after property region. Brighton is on the south coast of England and is a mix of Regency heritage, specialist shopping and boasts plenty of culture.
propertyfinder.com said for the month to date, Brighton has been the subject of the most searches with Manchester in second place. The company also added that 16% more web users had visited the site to look for property in January 2008 than in December 2007.
Neil Tavender of propertyfinder.com said although the housing market is experiencing a slowdown, certain areas such as Brighton and Manchester are thriving.
Mr Tavender added that while the national market has cooled, some areas are much brisker than others. Buyer activity on propertyfinder.com in Brighton is almost 4 times the average for the country.
Furthermore, according to Globrix, the property website, prospective homebuyers are likely to search on the internet rather than visit an estate agency.
A report published in 2007 backs up the companyâ€™s statement as the percentage of househunters ready to do their homework online, or even purchase a property online, is on the increase.
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