We’re nosey northerners when it comes to checking out the price of other people’s properties.
A survey by estate agent Keatons suggests that more than a third of people – 39% – in the north east, including Yorkshire, have checked up on the value of a house owned by a friend, family member or neighbour using an online property valuation tool.
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Nationally, 36% own up to checking out other people’s property prices. Some 44% of people polled in the East Midlands admitted to checking the vale of other people’s houses followed by the North West (41%) and the North East and South East (39%). Those in the East are the least curious about the value of other people’s property (24%).
The survey also showed that 53% of property owning Britons know the value of their own home.
However, they are less certain about its future worth. Almost a third people – 32% – think the value of their property will go up this year, despite the impact of Brexit. One in four think the value of home will remain unchanged while 7.2% believe the value of the home will be lower by the end of 2017.