House prices creep slowly upwards
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.”