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Portman sees encouraging signs in property market

The Portman Building Society in predicting a surge in demand in the property market.


Portman senior staff valuer Richard Atkinson says: “Encouraging signs for the property market emerged in March, pointing to a surge in demand and noticeable price increases, following moderate activity in January and February.”

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