If you live in Leighton Buzzard in a two-bedroom property and wish to move to a four-bedroom house in Leighton Buzzard, you would need to spend an additional £216,766 (or £856.23 pm in mortgage payments (based on the UK Bank average standard variable rate))
Back in the early 2000's, between 1m and 1.3m people moved each year in England and Wales, peaking at 1,349,306 home-moves (i.e. house sales) in 2002. However, the 'credit crunch' hit in 2008 and the number of house sales fell to 624,994 in 2009.
Now, I have specifically not mentioned the upper reaches of the Leighton Buzzard housing market for several reasons. Firstly, the lower or middle market is where most of the buy to let investment landlords buy their property