Carling Jones have been busy selling houses this year in record time, with terraced properties in the Middletown area proving particularly popular. 74 Castle Street, 14 Nelson Street, 14 Ward Street and 4 Devonshire Street all sold within 48 hours of going on the market, and the demand doesn’t look like it is going away any time soon.

Carling Jones Director Mark Carling is very positive: “The whole of the Skipton area is seeing a good level of property demand, but any house close to the centre of town is selling within just a couple of days, with some this month selling in less than 24 hours! We have calculated that first time buyer houses have seen an increase in value of around 10% in the last 12 months, which on a £125,000 terraced house is the equivalent of £1,000 per month. The higher end of the market isn’t quite so buoyant but we expect things to filter up the property ladder by the end of the year”.