Homes for sale rise 10 per cent

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THE number of new properties for sale in South Yorkshire increased by nine per cent last month, figures show.

Haybrook independent estate agent has released statistics which show a 9.6 per cent rise on April.

Rob Smith, divisional sales director for Haybrook, said: “These figures once again show the remarkable resilience of the South Yorkshire property market in the face of a challenging economic environment.

“Realistic pricing from sellers and a sense of optimism among buyers has combined to ensure that the strong start looks set to continue well into the year.”

He added: “We are also seeing a far wider choice of properties on the market.”