Towns where house sales are on the rise

House sales are at a 10-year high

A report shows that property sales in England and Wales grew at their fastest annual rate in 10 years last year.

Marc Page, mortgages director at Lloyds Bank, which compiled the report, said: "Low interest rates, improvements in consumer confidence and Government schemes, such as Help to Buy, all appear to have contributed to the rise in home sales."

Towns that saw the biggest annual percentage increase in property sales:

  • Newham, London, 62%

  • Redhill, South East, 56%

  • Farnborough, South East, 52%

  • Salford, North West, 51%

  • Walton On Thames, South East, 50%

  • Ware, South East, 49%

  • Hinckley, East Midlands, 48%

  • Chester, North West, 47%

  • Spalding, East Midlands, 46%

  • Dorchester, South West, 46%

Towns that saw the biggest annual percentage decrease in property sales:

  • Crowborough, South East, 10%

  • Caterham, South East, 9%

  • Hyde, North West, 9%

  • Dewsbury, Yorkshire and the Humber, 7%

  • Corby, East Midlands, 5%

  • Haywards Heath, South East, 3%

  • Falmouth, South West, 2%

  • Uckfield, South East, 1%

  • Selby, Yorkshire and the Humber, 1%

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