House prices creep slowly up­wards

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

ASK­ING prices for prop­erty have risen, ac­cord­ing to Right­move. The av­er­age ask­ing price of a prop­erty new to the mar­ket now stands at £246,235, up one per cent from May’s £243,759.

Ask­ing prices are now two per cent up on Au­gust 2007, though York­shire sell­ers are among the most re­al­is­tic as ask­ing prices in the county are 23 per cent lower than they were five years ago.

Miles Ship­side, direc­tor at Right­move, says: “Sell­ers should not break out the bunting in celebration un­til they have done their home­work. Cut­ting your ask­ing price to be cheaper than your com­pe­ti­tion and pro­mot­ing your sell­ing points bet­ter will be the key to avoid be­ing an also-ran in the race to sell.”

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