Property sales in England and Wales grew at their fastest annual rate in 10 years in the six months to September 2013, according to a report by Lloyds Bank.
Across England and Wales, 98% of towns saw an annual increase in sales, compared with a year earlier, when 26% of towns saw a year-on-year increase.
The report, which used Land Registry figures, found there were 396,756 house sales in the six months to September, marking an increase of more than 21% on the same period in 2012.
While this marks the highest year-on-year increase in a decade, property sales were still 41% below a 2006 market peak of 673,699.
More top news
Theresa May agreed to outline the government's plans after tabling an amendment to a Labour motion calling for more details on 'Brexit'.
Retailers pledge to reduce the padding they use in deliveries as ITV News reports on the environmental impact of excessive packaging.
The Military Wives Choir are hoping to top the charts again this Christmas with their single Home For Christmas.