The number of people wanting to buy or sell their houses in the Midlands has risen at the fastest rate in three years, according to a survey carried out by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Last month, an increase in interest from would-be buyers was reported.
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Flood warnings have been issued across the Midlands after heavy rainfall.
Most parts across the region will be dry but showers are likely as well as brisk winds.
30 firefighters are currently at the scene on Aston Church Road in Nechells. People are being asked to avoid the area.