HOMEBUYER demand was stronger in Northumberland than any other county in England in the third quarter of 2021.

In the county 75.3 per cent of homes on the market were snapped up by homebuyers, compared to the average buyer demand across England of 64.7 per cent.

The second highest buyer demand was in Dorset (74 per cent), followed by Suffolk (73.8 per cent), Wiltshire (73.7 per cent), and Somerset (73.6 per cent).

Demand is is based on the proportion of stock listed as already sold as a percentage of all stock listed for sale, for example if 100 homes are listed and 50 are already sold, the demand score would be 50 per cent.

The research was carried out by the estate comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, using their Homebuyer Hotspots Demand Index.

The lowest demand in the third quarter of 2021 in England was in the City of London (22.4 per cent).

Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, Colby Short, said: “It is no secret how strong homebuyer demand has been pretty much since the market reopened for business at the start of last year and despite the expiry of the stamp duty holiday, there’s no signs of this heightened activity slowing anytime soon.

“Our latest gauge of buyer demand shows that there is still a remarkable appetite for homeownership across the length and breadth of the nation and with the market continuing to move at such breakneck speeds, it’s no surprise that house prices are still rising.

“For sellers, this should be very welcome news indeed as the chances of finding a motivated buyer who is willing to offer a fair price remain very good indeed.”