South Yorkshire house price growth 'average'

Monday, 15th January 2018, 9:19 am
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 9:20 am

South Yorkshire is among areas where house price growth was on a par with the average UK house price increase over the past year.

According to the Land Registry, the average UK house price has increased by 4.1 per cent since January 2017.

Hybrid estate agent Emoov has highlighted which places across the nation also experienced a 4.1 per cent increase over the same time period.

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The five most average parts of the UK for home ownership are East Renfrewshire in Scotland, St Albans in Hertfordshire, Thurrock in Essex, Bath and North East Somerset, and Copeland in Cumbria, all of which have seen the same 4.1 per cent increase as the UK as a whole.

South Yorkshire and Tonbridge and Malling homeowners also had a rather average 2017 with prices up four per cent, as did those in Basildon, Redbridge, Daventry, East Dorset and Castle Point with a 4.2 per cent increase.CEO, eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, said: "There is a tendency to concentrate on the highest and lowest growth areas when looking at the UK market, but we thought we would take an alternate look at how things have played out over the last year."While being branded as average may not always be the best thing, in this case, it’s certainly no insult and in tougher market conditions these areas have remained steady in terms of a bricks and mortar investment.”