– Darren Neave, Arnolds Keys Estate Agents
"It's fantastic at the minute, what we're finding is that the supply isn't strong enough for the demand of people that are looking. We listed three houses last Thursday and all of them had sales agreed within 24 hours. One of them in particular had fifteen viewings and six offers from that and it achieved over the asking price."
New figures show the East is in the grip of a building boom that will create almost 26,000 new jobs over the next 5 years.
The Construction Industry Training Board says it will make the region one of the strongest performers in the country with private housing, industry and infrastructure projects fuelling the growth in jobs.
The figures come as Estate agents in the region say they are seeing an increase in buyers in the housing market.