Low house prices in Doncaster – New figures show downturn in price of a house in borough

The average house in Sheffield is now worth 151,273, according to the Government's House Price Index
The average house in Sheffield is now worth 151,273, according to the Government's House Price Index

November 2018 saw a downturn in house prices in Doncaster of 0.8 percent the latest data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

Statistics show this latest house price decline has contributed to a 0.9 percent fall over the last 12 months.

The latest ONS data shows that the average property in the area sold for £123,398 – significantly lower than the UK average of £230,630.

Across Yorkshire and The Humber, property prices have risen by two percent in the last year, to £160,155. The region under-performed compared to the UK as a whole, which saw the average property value increase by 2.8 percent.

The data comes from the House Price Index, which the ONS compiles using house sale information from the Land Registry, and the equivalent bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The average homeowner in Doncaster will have seen their property jump in value by around £14,000 in the last five years.

The figures also showed that buyers who made their first step onto the property ladder in Doncaster in November spent an average of £110,282 – around £13,000 more than it would have cost them five years ago.

Research analyst at estate agents Savills, Lawrence Bowles, said: “We saw a slight growth in UK house prices in the year to November, but that’s slower growth than we saw saw a couple of months ago, in September. Last month aside, it is the slowest growth in over five years, since July 2013.

"We are still seeing house price growth in real terms, but very limited.

"The fastest growth is in the regions, particularly in Wales and the Midlands. Growth in London, where affordability is most stretched, is slower.

"We expect to see that ripple effect from London continue, with our forecast showing the fastest house price growth to come in the North.”

Between October 2017 and September last year, the most recent 12 months for which sales volume data is available, 4,502 homes were sold in Doncaster, 1% fewer than in the previous year.

The highest house prices in the country in November were found in London's Kensington and Chelsea, where properties sold for an average of £1.29 million – 16 times the cost of a home in Burnley, where the average property cost just £82,800.