Demand for housing in Chester has risen faster than anywhere else in the UK.
There has been a 164% increase over the past 12 months, according to the latest quarterly survey by eMoov.
Chester was recently named the top place to live in the UK.
Overall housing demand in the city is now listed at 32%, compared to 28% last quarter and 12% at this time in 2014.
Founder of eMoov Russell Quirk said: “As property demand in the area increases, house prices are likely to follow.
“If you’re thinking of selling up, now is as good a time as any, but it might be worth holding on until the beginning of next year.
“Over the last 6 months the average house price in Chester has increased by about £3,000.
“If you’re considering a move to the area, it’s best to get in quick before it sees a further increase.”
Demand is defined by the number of homes sold against the amount registered for sale, as tracked on Zoopla and Rightmove.
Estate agents Savills backed up the claims after the success of three new million-pound homes in Sandy Lane and the sale of Heritage Court apartments.
Savills Chester director Charlie Kannreuther said: “Demand for quality property in Chester has certainly grown strongly over the last two years.
“Our Sandy Lane developments have been eagerly received by the market, underlining the desire for prime Chester locations.
“According to our research, prices are now approximately 5% ahead of the 2007 peak.”
The survey places Chester as the 76th hottest areas in the UK, with most of the leading locations in the south east and London.
Mr Kannreuther said there were a number of prime spots of the city where people were looking to buy.
He said: “Demand is also extremely strong for second hand stock, with guide prices being exceeded for some properties.
“Notable hotspots within the city are the eternally popular Queens Park and Curzon Park.
“But there is also Hoole, Dee Hills Park because of the Waitrose effect and most places within a short cycle ride of King's School.”
Wirral experienced a drop of 13% placing it ninth on the list of biggest fallers.
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