Higher prices asked for ur­ban homes

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

ASK­ING prices for prop­er­ties in towns have risen, while those for ru­ral homes have fallen, ac­cord­ing to prop­erty por­tal Primelo­ca­tion.

The firm says av­er­age ask­ing prices for ur­ban homes in Eng­land are 1.9 per cent more than this time last year, while those for coun­try prop­er­ties are down 5.1 per cent.

Ur­ban ask­ing prices on the up­mar­ket web­site now stand at an av­er­age of £315,170, up from £309,280 one year ago, while ru­ral ask­ing prices are now £272,180, down from £286,890 this time last year, mak­ing the av­er­age ru­ral re­treat 14 per cent cheaper than the av­er­age ur­ban home.

Over the past year, coun­try prices fell most in the North-East and the South-West.

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