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100 Worst Home Selling Towns in Dec 2008

Press release: 7 Jan 2009

UK housing market analysis, by Home.co.uk, reveals the hundred worst towns for selling residential property for December 2008. Hardest hit by the credit crunch, these towns have the longest average marketing time of any town with over 100 properties for sale.

Average property marketing times in these stagnant markets range from 314 days for Aberystwyth to 237 days for Whickham. The largest conurbation listed is Middlesbrough with around 2,900 homes for sale, each of which on average will need 258 days on the market before finding a buyer.

House prices in these particularly weak property markets may be expected to fall further than elsewhere in the UK in 2009 and are perhaps the epitome of a "buyers' market."

For more information see: Local Property Information by Town and Postcode

Rank Town Average Days on Market Number of Homes for Sale
1 Aberystwyth 314 329
2 Loftus 311 149
3 Hoylake 305 181
4 Deganwy 304 192
5 Newtown 296 134
6 Llandudno 294 528
7 Caernarfon 294 134
8 Conwy 292 469
9 Neston 292 320
10 West Kirby 286 273
11 High Lane 284 120
12 Guisborough 283 322
13 Lydney 281 128
14 Richmond N Yorks 281 136
15 South Kirkby 281 193
16 South Elmsall 276 199
17 Church Stretton 273 128
18 Knowsley 271 391
19 Thirsk 273 131
20 Bollington 273 153
21 Brotton 272 107
22 Heswall 271 393
23 Sowerby 271 132
24 Denbigh 269 124
25 Walton On The Naze 269 200
26 Bacup 268 220
27 Coity 267 120
28 Holmfirth 266 124
29 Bedale 264 102
30 Crosby 263 1303
31 Crowland 263 133
32 Durham 263 637
33 Bewdley 263 169
34 Barrowford 262 154
35 Redcar 262 523
36 Heywood 262 368
37 Clydach 261 112
38 Featherstone 259 102
39 Honley 259 111
40 Middlesbrough 258 2900
41 Kibworth Harcourt 258 101
42 Culcheth 258 149
43 Tenby 258 196
44 Matlock 257 210
45 Leominster 257 209
46 Rhosllannerchrugog 256 135
47 Kibworth Beauchamp 256 102
48 Stretford 256 693
49 Pontefract 256 442
50 Mold 256 121
51 Leek 256 340
52 Bolsover 256 233
53 Keighley 255 529
54 Berwick Upon Tweed 255 168
55 Ystradygnlais 255 102
56 Clay Cross 254 120
57 Brandon Durham 254 152
58 Downpatrick 254 226
59 Porthcawl 253 103
60 Alderley Edge 253 130
61 Bridgend 252 532
62 Abergavenny 252 176
63 Gelligaer 251 178
64 Crook 251 198
65 Maghull 251 409
66 Willaston 250 107
67 Eston 249 258
68 Stockton On Tees 249 2340
69 Ryton 249 186
70 Alsager 247 231
71 Amble 247 112
72 Skegness 247 523
73 Brecon 246 116
74 Whitby 246 189
75 Launceston 246 222
76 Frodsham 245 105
77 Nantwich 244 313
78 Bebington 244 630
79 Skelton 244 125
80 Marske By The Sea 244 113
81 Cinderford 243 156
82 Queensbury 243 196
83 Hagley 243 115
84 Poynton 242 236
85 New Mills 242 128
86 Grange Over Sands 242 179
87 Hebden Bridge 242 167
88 Ferryhill 242 175
89 Glossop 241 498
90 Chapel En Le Frith 239 112
91 Southport 239 1813
92 Salford 239 1891
93 Holyhead 239 244
94 Carmarthen 239 270
95 Haworth 238 158
96 Milford Haven 238 191
97 Pengam 238 197
98 Mablethorpe 237 313
99 Washington 237 838
100 Whickham 237 237

Note: Only conurbations with 100 or more properties were used to compile the above list.


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