Doncaster house prices increased in October by an average £7,800

House prices increased by 1.6 per cent in Doncaster in October, new figures show.

By Katie Williams, Data Reporter
Friday, 18th December 2020, 1:40 pm

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve six per cent annual growth.

The average Doncaster house price in October was £138,207, Land Registry figures show – a 1.6 per cent increase on September.

Over the month, the picture was less good than that across Yorkshire , where prices increased 2.4 per cent, but Doncaster outperformed the 0.7 per cent rise for the UK as a whole.

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Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Doncaster rose by £7,800 – putting the area ninth among Yorkshire’s 24 local authorities for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in North East Lincolnshire, where property prices increased on average by 9.8 per cent, to £134,000.

At the other end of the scale, properties in Harrogate gained 1.7 per cent in value, giving an average price of £297,000.

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Doncaster in October – they increased 2.2 per cent, to £211,540 on average.

Over the last year, prices rose by 7.1 per cent.

Among other types of property:

Semi-detached: up 1.4 per cent monthly; up 5.9 per cent annually; £131,664 average

Terraced: up 1.5 per cent monthly; up 5.4 per cent annually; £104,475 average

Flats: up 1.1 per cent monthly; up 2.1 per cent annually; £82,251 average

First-time buyers in Doncaster spent an average of £123,200 on their property – £6,600 more than a year ago, and £20,100 more than in September 2015.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £153,100 on average in October – 24.2 per cent more than first-time buyers.

But how do property prices in Doncaster compare?

Buyers paid 22 per cent less than the average price in Yorkshire (£177,000) in October for a property in Doncaster.

The most expensive properties in the whole of Yorkshire were in Harrogate – £297,000 on average, and 2.2 times as much as in Do ncaster.

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