THE prospect of fast train links into London is fuelling interest in the East Kent housing market.
A new review of the countrys property hotspots has identified what analysts call the hope value attached to the high-speed rail link, which will dramatically reduce commuting times to the capital.
It is still three years away but people are buying in Hythe, Folkestone and Canterbury in hope, said Cluttons in Canterbury.
The estate agent said the best properties went up around 10 per cent in 2006.
The review, published in the Sunday Telegraph, said the Medway Towns are hauling themselves out of neglect with billion pound regeneration schemes.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a handy reference for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.