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Kent - part of the Home Counties house price revolution

Kent - the Garden of England and home to some of the most beautiful country residences, historical towns and breathtaking stretches of coastline in the south. At this time of year estate agents in Kent are overwhelmed with prospective home buyers who have been in the county and have fallen in love with its charms. Whether they've been to Chartwell - the former home of Winston Churchill in Westerham, to Royal Tunbridge Wells to meander round The Pantiles, to Sevenoaks for a day at the National Trust's Knole House or just on a driving tour of the country pubs dotted along the verdant lanes, many people find themselves opening the door to Kent estate agents as part of their visit. Kentis becoming something of a hotspot among buyers looking in the Home Counties, with its Eurostar connections to Europe, high speed rail line into London St Pancras and excellent grammar schools network proving an alluring mix. The latest house price figures back up this trend, with sold prices in the last year up 9% on the previous 12 months, and up 15% since 2010, according to property portal Rightmove. Although the price appreciation is healthy, figures from Rightmove also suggest that flats and houses for sale in Kent are cheaper than in neighbouring Surrey and West Sussex, giving buyers and vendors confidence that there is still room for growth. The price rises, however, are not confined to Kent. Several property industry reports have separately concluded that house price growth in the South East is outpacing that in London - something that has not happened for over four years. The latest LSL Index* showed that the South East had the strongest year-on-year house price growth out of every region in England, including London, with a property value rise of 7.1%. Rightmove's latest house price report, meanwhile, highlighted that the South East had overtaken London on monthly house price appreciation too, comparing figures from April 2015 and May 2015. While house prices in the South East has risen 1.1%, Greater London's figures, in contrast, had actually fallen 2.3% in the same period. Concluding a trio of reports in the South East's favour is analysis from the Office for National Statistics, which revealed that the South East had the second highest house price rate of change in England during the 12 months to March 2015. An increase of 11.2% was only second to the price uplift reported in the East of England (11.4%). If you are interested in flats and houses for sale in Kent, and would like more details on the county's property market, contactour estate agents in Kent. * April 2015

Kent - the Garden of England and home to some of the most beautiful country residences, historical towns and breathtaking stretches of coastline in the south. At this time of year estate agents in Kent are overwhelmed with prospective home buyers who have been in the county and have fallen in love with its charms. Whether they've been to Chartwell - the former home of Winston Churchill in Westerham, to Royal Tunbridge Wells to meander round The Pantiles, to Sevenoaks for a day at the National Trust's Knole House or just on a driving tour of the country pubs dotted along the verdant lanes, many people find themselves opening the door to Kent estate agents as part of their visit.

Kentis becoming something of a hotspot among buyers looking in the Home Counties, with its Eurostar connections to Europe, high speed rail line into London St Pancras and excellent grammar schools network proving an alluring mix. The latest house price figures back up this trend, with sold prices in the last year up 9% on the previous 12 months, and up 15% since 2010, according to property portal Rightmove. Although the price appreciation is healthy, figures from Rightmove also suggest that flats and houses for sale in Kent are cheaper than in neighbouring Surrey and West Sussex, giving buyers and vendors confidence that there is still room for growth.

The price rises, however, are not confined to Kent. Several property industry reports have separately concluded that house price growth in the South East is outpacing that in London - something that has not happened for over four years. The latest LSL Index* showed that the South East had the strongest year-on-year house price growth out of every region in England, including London, with a property value rise of 7.1%.

Rightmove's latest house price report, meanwhile, highlighted that the South East had overtaken London on monthly house price appreciation too, comparing figures from April 2015 and May 2015. While house prices in the South East has risen 1.1%, Greater London's figures, in contrast, had actually fallen 2.3% in the same period.

Concluding a trio of reports in the South East's favour is analysis from the Office for National Statistics, which revealed that the South East had the second highest house price rate of change in England during the 12 months to March 2015. An increase of 11.2% was only second to the price uplift reported in the East of England (11.4%).

If you are interested in flats and houses for sale in Kent, and would like more details on the county's property market, contactour estate agents in Kent.

* April 2015

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