Viewings TRIPLE online this Boxing Day as homebuyers break records whilst on a bargain hunt.
A record number of house-hunters logged on to the internet in search of a new home on Boxing Day.
It was the busiest day of the year for online property searches with more than two million people trawling through dozens of web pages.
Property website Rightmove says some 40 million individual homes were viewed throughout the day compared to 38 million a year ago.
This Boxing Day figure is a three-fold increase on a typical day’s viewing.
Rival property website Zoopla revealed the peak period for property surfing was 9pm – after the rest of the family had settled down on the sofa to watch John Malkovich play Hercule Poirot in a BBC TV Christmas special.
The main driving force behind the surge in online viewings seems to have been a desire for extra space – a wish maybe perpetuated by the claustrophobia caused by in-laws and partners staying over the festive season.