York­shire mar­ket’s 62 per cent rise

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THERE has been sig­nif­i­cant change in York­shire hous­ing mar­kets over the past decade, ac­cord­ing to the Hal­i­fax.

Av­er­age prices have in­creased 62 per cent from £81,522 to £131,727 since 2002, out­per­form­ing the UK in­crease of 38 per cent. Since 2002, the av­er­age prop­erty price in Leeds has in­creased 47 per cent, from £92,987 to £137,030 in 2012. How­ever, in the last five years, it has dropped 18 per cent from an av­er­age of £167,988 in 2007.

Bee­ston and Hol­beck saw the great­est in­crease over the last 10 years, ris­ing 107 per cent from £41,147 in 2002 to £85,123 in 2012. The small­est in­crease, six per cent, was in LS14, which in­cludes Seacroft and Thorner, where av­er­age prices now stands at £98,816.

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