Rother­ham tops dis­count league

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

A THIRD of prop­er­ties for sale have been re­duced in price since first com­ing on to the mar­ket, ac­cord­ing to prop­erty por­tal Zoopla.

The av­er­age dis­count is £19,012, or 7.5 per cent of the orig­i­nal ask­ing price.

Rother­ham has the high­est pro­por­tion of dis­counted prop­er­ties for sale, with 43.9 per cent of sellers hav­ing cut ask­ing prices at least once. Other ar­eas with a high pro­por­tion of ask­ing price re­duc­tions in­clude Swansea (42.5 per cent) and Barns­ley (41.6 per cent). New­cas­tle of­fers the big­gest cuts with av­er­age re­duc­tions of 11.1 per cent (£22,151). Sellers in Liver­pool have also knocked 9.2 per cent (£14,031) off their orig­i­nal ask­ing prices.

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