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Area of North West where buyers are 'fighting over' homes flying off the market in 24 hours

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/01/2022 Phoebe Jobling & Charlotte Hadfield

It's been a busy start to the year for estate agents all across the North West region.

Despite a low supply of properties coming onto the market in 2022, buyer demand is showing no sign of slowing down.

One area of Merseyside has house hunters supposedly 'fighting over' properties, which are being sold within 24 hours of being listed for sale.

Estate agent Adam Sutton, who has an estate agency in the Baltic Triangle, says demand is particularly high in the L23 postcode for Crosby - where homes are sold between an average of one to seven days.

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"I think it's because of the little bubble that's created around there," Adam told the Liverpool Echo.

"There's no area in Liverpool that's got as many high schools - there's about seven or eight high schools there, so it's a really good area to get into all the schools.


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"It's catchment areas, you've obviously got the likes of St Mary's and Merchant Taylors', so they're good areas that people do like to get into to raise families and they're good family homes.

"That's why year on year an area like Crosby, I just see the house prices go up and up and up. People are fighting over them."

Three or four bedroom family homes in Crosby are particularly popular at the moment.

"You could probably look at that being sold within seven days easily and that's an average. Some of them you could literally go in 24 hours but a majority, as an average across the board, you are probably looking at a seven day turn around," said Adam.

The estate agent has recently bought a house in the area himself, and is set to open a second office on College Road next week.

After getting the keys to the property in September, Adam said he had six letters through the door from people looking for houses to buy in the area.

He said: "I think it's just a lifestyle as well, in terms of you've obviously got the beach on your doorstep - that is a huge advantage to people.

"The amount of people who have dogs that live in Crosby that love living there obviously because after work they can go down and walk the dog on the beach.

"We've got a big Sainsburys, there's the village, there's independent stores, there's good restaurants. There's restaurants there that people travel from all over Liverpool for."

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