It's a cheap place to live

SOUTH Yorkshire is one of the cheapest places to buy a house in the UK, according to a survey carried out by internet property specialists Zoopola.

The survey found the average price of properties in the region is 137,413, with only North Lincolnshire at 124,921, Hartlepool at 124,949, and Durham at 123,257 coming in lower. The average price represents a 10.66 per cent - the equivalent of 16,396 - increase on average prices three years ago.

London is the most expensive place to buy a property with an average price of 413,350, followed by Windsor at 409,939.

Nicholas Leeming, of Zoopla.co.uk, said: "In terms of both current house prices and market performance over the past three years, there is a clear North-South divide.

"As the economy strengthens the housing market will likely perform best in those areas least sensitive to the upcoming public sector cuts and the property divide looks set to get even wider."

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