The housing market throughout the Star's area continues to bubble, with everything from flats to luxury houses quickly finding buyers, although where they are all going to park or get hospital treatment poses interesting questions!

l In Portsmouth Road, Camberley, a development of luxury two-bedroom apartments is half sold barely a month after release.

Three flats have been sold to owner-occupiers and three to investors.

l Builders Swan Hill have just sold three of five five-bedroomed homes at Carlton Place, Church Crookham, although the view home only opened three weeks ago. The homes start at £460,000.

l Aldershot, for long the Cinderella of the Blackwater Valley property market, is also experiencing a boom as first time buyers and investors vie for units in new flat developments from around £119,950, according to leading independent agent Paul Bourke of Bourke and Co.

News this week that property prices are still rising, albeit more slowly, is likely to encourage people who were holding back from buying to take the property plunge. The longer they wait, the more it will cost, for according to Rightmove, the property website, prices in England and Wales rose by 1.3 per cent in the last month, with an annual house price gain of 14 per cent to June.

The market is not booming like a year ago - but good properties are selling quickly.

"Five apartments plus the larger of the two penthouses have been sold and we are not even due to complete the site until the end of July," said Roger Jelley, joint managing director of Camberley based developers Premier Properties plc., who said his builders are not due to complete their Portsmouth Road development until next month.

"After a period when property has been taking longer to sell, these apartments seem to be in great demand and this, together with recent sales on other sites, could be an indication that things are getting better in this area," he told the Star.

The remaining six apartments are priced from £240,000 to £320,000 and available through Carsons on 01276 673300.

The view apartment is open from Thursday to Monday each week, from 10am to 5pm.

The Church Crookham detached homes feature half-tile hung features, attractive brickwork and pretty elevations and the big attraction in the Fleet area, as ever, is the good train service and M3 link.

The last two homes on the site are available through selling agents Mackenzie Smith on 01252 812121.

Aldershot is not the location you would immediately associate with loft apartments, but the first such development will shortly be featured through Fosters, right in the town centre.

This is in the old Boosey and Hawkes building in Station Road, and we took pictures of the building in its "raw" state so readers will be able to see exactly what a transformation has been wrought.

This "loft" will be ready in a few weeks and, said Fosters' principal Robert Carter, should follow the rest of the building in attracting style-conscious-buyers from places like Guildford - who can't afford Guildford prices. Fosters can be reached on 01252 344333.

Paul Bourke said his High Street, Aldershot, office is humming nicely at present with renters, buyers who appreciate the town's better value homes and buy-to-let investors all wanting to do business.

"Standards are rising sharply and we are releasing some lovely apartments this week, the first a two bed with ‘his and hers' shower-rooms, luxury kitchens and fitted everything," he said.

"The Blackwater Valley Road has made a big difference to the Aldershot market and the town is now within easy reach of many areas where homes are often more expensive." Bourkes is on 01252 316111.