County house sales 'improving'

More than 1,400 homes were sold in Shropshire from July to the end of September at an average price of £194,295, figures released today by the Land Registry reveal.

More than 1,400 homes were sold in Shropshire from July to the end of September at an average price of £194,295, figures released today by the Land Registry reveal.

Properties in parts of the SY8 postcode are the most expensive in the county with homes in that area, which includes the town of Ludlow, selling for an average of £565,046 during the three-month period.

The most popular areas for house sales were the TF10 and TF4 areas, which include Newport, Lilleshall and Dawley, with almost 100 houses sold in those two postcodes alone.

The figures paint an improving picture in the county, with 80 more homes sold in 2010 than in the corresponding three months of 2009.

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