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Brits like their own castle, says N&P

Detached properties were the most popular choice of property for buyers in 2006, reveals Norwich and Peterborough, suggesting the British are less neighbourly than ever.

The number of loans taken out by N&P customers on detached properties remained as high in 2006 as 2005, with the figure increasing by just under 1% to 35.63%.

The popularity of semi-detached homes dropped slightly, with a reduction of just under 2% to 30.41% of total loans.

Terraced homes remain in third position, with just over a quarter of all loans taken out for terraces.

Martin Bell, head of residential lending at N&P, says: Customers do look on their home as their castle and prefer the greater privacy that a detached property offers, along with the benefits of perhaps a bigger garden and fewer problems with noisy neighbours.”

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