Calderdale and Richmondshire top Yorkshire house price growth league

Analysis of the latest Land Registry figures shows that Calderdale, which includes Halifax and the surrounding villages, had the highest house price increases in Yorkshire.Values rose by 6.8 per cent between September 2018 and September 2019 bringing the average price to £153,492.Richmondshire, which includes Swaledale and Wensleydale, saw the second greatest gain with a rise of 5.1 per cent bringing the average house price to £217,418.The Selby local authority area fared well with a 4.1 per cent rise, as did Doncaster and its villages, which showed a 4.1 per cent increase.The average year-on-year price gain in Yorkshire was 2.2 per cent with prices showing a marginal 0.1 per cent fall between August and September this year.This is higher than the UK average annual rise of 1.3% and less than the UK average monthly fall of 0.2 per cent. The average UK property value was ££234,370.The North West experienced the greatest annual house price increase, up by 2.8 per cent, and London saw the largest annual price fall, down by 0.4 per centThe South East had the greatest monthly price rise, up by one per cent, and the East Midlands saw the most significant monthly price fall, down by 1.2 per cent.The North East region boasts the lowest house prices in England with the average value standing at £132,769. Yorkshire is in second place with an average house price of £165,745, just marginally lower than the £16,683 recorded in the North West.The most expensive places to buy a home are in London, where the average home costs £474,601, and the South East where average values are £329,197.The average first-time buyer home in England costs £210,288 and the number of first-time buyers was up 1.4 per cent year-on-year.There were a number of house price falls recorded in Yorkshire. Highly desirable Craven, which includes Skipton and parts of the Yorkshire Dales, saw a 4.2 per cent drop in prices, which leaves the average house value at £209,108.The Harrogate area remains a hotspot for buyers but saw prices slip by 1.8 per cent in September and Ryedale, which includes the popular market town of Malton, saw a small decrease in property values with a marginal drop of 0.4 per cent. Hull saw a dip of 0.6 per cent.The Harrogate district, which includes Harrogate, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, remains the most expensive place to live in Yorkshire. The average home costs £287,011. The cheapest place is Hull, where the average home is £113,074.The latest Land Registry data also reveals that the cost of new-build homes in Yorkshire rose by 5.8 per cent between July 2018 and July 2019, which was far greater than existing property, which registered an average 1.8 per cent growth.In September 2019, the most expensive area to purchase a property was Kensington and Chelsea, where the average cost was £1.2 million. In contrast, the cheapest area to buy a home was Burnley, where the average cost was £85,000.The latest Rightmove house price index reveals that the price of property coming to market fell by 1.3 per cent this month. Price declines are usual at this time of year and Rightmove director Miles Shipside suggests that there could be opportunities for buyers looking to find a winter bargain.However, choice is limited as supply of homes for sale has fallen by 14.9 per cent compared to November last year. Rightmove says this is the largest year-on-year slump in new seller numbers in any month since August 2009. It adds that if this reluctance to sell continues into spring 2020, the lack of new sellers will have knock-on effects throughout next year, potentially reducing housing market activity. In contrast, the number of sales agreed nationally has fallen by 2.9 per cent and two regions are up on last year, the North East by 4.2 per cent and Scotland by 2.2 per cent.Turn the pages of Property Post to read more about Rightmove’s latest price index and analysi*Here are the Land Registry Yorkshire house prices rises and falls over the year from September 2018 to September 2019, along with the average house price: Barnsley 2.9 per cent (£127,615); Bradford 0.7 per cent (£141,036); Calderdale 6.8 per cent (£153,492); Hull -0.6 per cent (£113,074) ; Craven -4.2 per cent (£209,340); Doncaster 4.1 per cent (£129,340); East Riding 3.6 per cent (£185,056); Hambleton -0.1 per cent (£232,999); Harrogate -1.8 per cent (£287,011); Kirklees 1.3 per cent (£153,385); Leeds 1.8 per cent (£187,339); North Yorkshire 0.2 per cent (£222,442); Richmondshire 5.1 per cent (£217,418); Rotherham 0.5 per cent(£141,068); Ryedale -0.4 per cent (£234,084); Scarborough 0.6 per cent (£168,560); Selby 4 per cent (£203,106); Sheffield 1.4 per cent (£167,042); Wakefield 3.1 per cent (£151,581); York 2.7 per cent (£259,452).

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