16 Dec

Estate agents in Kent could see high-speed rail link boost business

Estate agents in Kent could see high-speed rail link boost business

Plans to launch a new high-speed train service between London and Kent could push house prices in the area up and boost business for local estate agents, an industry expert has claimed.

Gary Sparks, director at Kent Properties Online Limited, commented that the new rail link will offer commuters more options and encourage people to consider the area when buying a property.

He stated that 2010 could be a promising year for estate agents in Gillingham and Sittingbourne, among other towns in the county.

"I suspect that people will look at Kent, who haven't perhaps looked at Kent before, as a very strong contender for buying property," Mr Sparks added.

According to Southeastern, the train company behind the new service, a journey between St Pancras International and Ashford International will now take an average of 37 minutes, compared with an average journey time of one hour and 20 minutes on existing Mainline services.ADNFCR-1222-ID-19515778-ADNFCR

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