Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The number of home owners who are resorting to swapping their properties as a means of selling them has jumped by more than 400 per cent in the past year, figures indicate. There are currently 973 properties listed for home swaps on free classifieds website VivaStreet.co.uk, compared to just 180 properties this time last year, an increase of 441 per cent. The website has also seen a significant rise in visitors viewing home swapping ads, with 21,231 views recorded. In March 2008, compared to 102,009 last month, an increase of 380 per cent.