'Buyers more confident'

Estate Agents in the region are reporting an increase in confidence among buyers.

Malcolm Prescott, of Webbers Estate Agency, reports that houses are selling quickly at the right price. In Braunton, since the start of the year, his agency has sold 9 properties within days of coming on the market.

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House price rise

The value of an average home in the South West has risen by nearly 4% in the past month. That's an increase of around £10,000.