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market town

Chiefly Brit a town that holds a market, esp an agricultural centre in a rural area
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Mortgages product director at Lloyds Bank Andrew Mason, said: "With house prices rising by almost PS1,000 a month in the most popular market towns over the past five years, the value put on quality of life is clear.
Home buyers looking to live in one of England's market towns face paying a typical premium of more than [pounds sterling]41,000, a report has revealed.
According to a new study, market towns offer a good work-life balance because of affordable homes, good schools and low numbers of people working long hours.
A Royal Mail spokesman said "This study demonstrates the breadth of market towns providing attractive places for people across the UK to live and work in.
Towns at a premium HOMEBUYERS looking to live in one of England's market towns will typically need to pay a premium of more than PS30,000, a report has found.
"We would like to see local authorities work sympathetically with estate owners to encourage the release of land for eight or more affordable houses, based on long leaseholds, which would allow estates to retain long-term interests." To further boost rural economies, RICS is calling on government to extend the current devolution agenda to market towns.
According to the most recent research from Lloyds Bank, house pricess in market towns are still commanding a premium over those in neighbouring areas.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 12, 2015-Property prices in market towns continue to command a premium
Northumberland County Council has announced free parking in the market towns of Hexham, Alnwick and Berwick this Christmas.
Market towns in England have weathered the financial crisis with their
CITIZENS Advice is rolling out extra support for rural communities and market towns in order to meet a 20 per cent rise in demand on its services during the recession.