For many people looking to buy, affordability is key. Whether you’re getting on the housing ladder for the first time or looking to expand to fit a growing family, most of us want to make sure that we’re getting the most we can for our money.
If you’re looking to move to or within Yorkshire, there are a range of options. There are plenty of affordable places to live in Yorkshire, but there are also some more expensive postcodes. The average house price of a Yorkshire and Humber property currently stands at £188,632, according to our latest research.
But there’s a whole lot of area to cover — and a huge range in house prices in the Yorkshire area. We found that prices are highest in North Yorkshire at £262,873, while the most affordable average house prices — at £152,355 — can be found in Lincolnshire.
Now, price isn’t the only decisive factor when choosing a place to live. You may have family or work ties that link you to a certain area — or you may just love a little nook and want to call it home. That’s great. But being informed is never a bad thing, so take a closer look at what our research found about house prices in Yorkshire and Humber if you want to get a sense of the market in the area. Here are the average sale prices in 2019, according to a Strike analysis.
Lincolnshire - £152,355
East Riding of Yorkshire - £164,198
South Yorkshire - £166,578
West Yorkshire - £182,946
North Yorkshire - £262,873
It continues to be an exciting, dynamic market with opportunities for buyers at any rung of the housing ladder — it’s just a great place to call home."
Now, we delved even deeper than just looking at different regions of Yorkshire. In fact, we found the most affordable properties in the Yorkshire and Humber area. The least expensive place to live is in central Bradford, specifically Eastbrook and Wapping. Here, average property prices were very reasonable at £74,127.
If you’re looking for an affordable area, then West Yorkshire may be your best bet — half of the top ten most affordable postcodes are there. If you have your heart set on the south, then Sheffield-based postcodes S14 and S4 are definitely worth a look, with the average home price far under the average for the region.
In fact, Sheffield continues to have an exciting property market across the board. According to Land Registry records, homes in Sheffield managed to achieve 99.6% of their initial asking price during a 12-month period — certainly something to keep in mind.
10 most affordable towns across Yorkshire according to Strike analysis
BD1 - Bradford, Eastbrook, Wapping - £74,127
HU2 - Kingston upon Hull - £74,712
DN31 - Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Healing - £75,227
BD5 - Bankfoot, Little Horton, West Bowling - £76,318
BD3 - Thornbury, Bradford Moor, Barkerend - £77,920
S14 - Gleadless Valley, Sheffield - £82,894
S4 - Grimesthorpe, Pitsmoor, Sheffield - £90,678
BD7 - Great Horton, Lidget Green, Bradford - £91,260
HX1 - Halifax, Savile Park, Calderdale - £93,658
DN1 - Doncaster town centre - £95,705
For those looking for the finer things, we found some of the more expensive regions to buy a home in the Yorkshire and Humber area.
With average sale prices of £388,827, the S17 postcode consisting of Dore, Totley Brook, Broadway Bank, Totley Rise, and Totley, claims the most expensive property prices in the area. The much sought-after location is situated just 8km south-west of Sheffield, with excellent transport links into the city centre.
The YO60 postcode in the county of North Yorkshire is not far behind. Covering Flaxton, Sheriff Hutton, Welburn, Mowthorpe, and Low Hutton prices in the region average £385,658.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, spa town Harrogate also made it into the top three most expensive postcodes — HG3, to be precise. Properties in the region average £374,968, including the areas of Pannal, High Meadows, Killinghall, Spofforth, Bishop Monkton and Glasshouses. Harrogate has always been a desirable destination — full of all of the history and modern amenities you could ask for.
10 most expensive towns across Yorkshire according to Strike analysis
S17 - Dore, Broadway Bank, Totley - £388,827
YO60 - Flaxton, Sheriff Hutton, Welburn - £385,658
HG3 - Pannal, Killinghall, Bishop Monkton - £374,968
LS29 - Ilkley, Addingham, Denton, Middleton - £357,267
S81 - Blyth, Carlton, Langold, Woodsetts - £356,463
HG2 - Harrogate, Oatlands, Woodlands - £351,286
LS22 - Collingham, Linton, Wetherby - £351,211
YO51 - Boroughbridge, Kirby Hill, Marton - £345,196
HG5 - Scotton, Knaresborough, Flaxby - £342,639
BD24 - Giggleswick, Settle, Craven - £342,430
Sam Mitchell, our CEO, believes that the Yorkshire and Humber property market has remained resilient in the face of uncertainty. "Buyers have opportunities at every rung of the housing ladder and vendors plenty of reason to put down roots. It's a great area to explore and find your perfect home."