\"We have seen hundreds of new properties built in the Derwentside area since the turn of the century, particularly in Consett, with several builders recognising the opportunity to develop estates within a 15-mile radius of the regional centres of Durham and Newcastle,\" says Alex Broadfoot, senior valuer in JW Wood's Consett branch, pictured.
\"From two-bedroomed starter homes to large four and five-bedroomed detached family-friendly houses, there has been no shortage of different styles and sizes of new-build housing to choose from.
\"There is, however, an obvious exception: the bungalow.
\"Very few bungalows have sprung up in recent years and, with an ageing population, the demand for single-story accommodation in our society can only continue to increase, exceeding the level of supply.
\"This has been evident in the past two weeks, with plenty of immediate interest and several offers made on a well-presented, detached bungalow we have offered for sale in Delves Lane. As a result, we have genuine buyers who are waiting for another suitable bungalow to come on to the market. The majority of these largely older buyers are in an ideal position to proceed with a purchase immediately. If you, or a friend or member of your family, own a bungalow you would contemplate selling, please contact us to get the best advice on the value, marketing and potential of a sale – there’s a good chance we’ll have a buyer ready and waiting for it!\"
Contact the Consett office on 01207 502109 for further advice and assistance.