House prices are on the up according to the latest data – but there are still huge differences across the country.
The latest UK House Price Index, for November 2020, says house prices in England are up 7.6 per cent in the year to November 2020, to an average of £266,742.
House price growth was strongest in Yorkshire and The Humber and London where prices increased by 9.7 per cent in the year to November 2020, to an average of £180,856, while the lowest annual growth was in the East of England, where prices increased by 4.8 per cent in the year to November 2020, to an average of £302,624.
The cheapest average price was in the North-East, at £140,248, while, unsurprisingly, London had the highest average price, at £513,997.
Here are some of the properties you could get for the English and regional average prices, from a one-bedroom flat in the London Borough of Greenwich to a seven-bedroom detached home in Northumberland.
1. East Midlands average: £208,662
This four-bedroom, semi-detached house on Castleton Grove, Inkersall, Chesterfield is on the market for £210,000 - close to the average house price in the East Midlands in November 2020 of £208,662. Photo: Google Maps
2. East Midlands: England average
This four-bedroom, detached home on Sough Road, South Normanton, near Alfreton in the East Midlands, is on the market with Richard Savidge for offers in the region of £269,950 - close to the England average price in November 2020 of £266,742. Photo: Google Maps
3. East of England average: £302,624
This five-bedroom detached house on Heathlands, Swaffham, Norfolk, described as having a "spacious feeling throughout" by estate agent Abbotts, is on the market for
£300,000, very close to the average price in the East of England in November 2020 of £302,624. Photo: Google Maps
4. East of England: England average
This four-bedroom, link-detached house on High House Avenue, Wymondham, Norfolk, is on the market for £265,000 with William H Brown - close to the average house price in England in November 2020 of £266,742. Photo: Google Maps