Greater London had nine of the top 20 places for house price rises but average prices fell in some London areas
Islington in north London has seen the fastest house price growth in 2020, with the average property up by 13.4% to £727,922.
The figures from Halifax also show that, at the other end of the table, the average house price in Paisley, west of Glasgow, fell by 1.7% to £138,036.
Outside London, the biggest movers were Leeds – the country’s second-fastest rise of 11.3% for an average of £247,116 – and Wolverhampton in fourth place, up 9.5% for an average of £217,837.
Russell Galley, Halifax managing director, said: Much like many other things about 2020, it would have been hard to predict which areas would see the greatest movement in average house prices this year. For example, depending on the borough, you could be looking at the biggest price rise or the biggest falls in the capital.
House prices have leapt by more than 11% in Yorkshire’s great cosmopolitan city of Leeds and almost 10% in Wolverhampton at the heart of the Black Country, Galley said.
He adds that Doncaster and Inverness have also seen “healthy growth and whilst the overall house price trend this year has been upward, anyone looking to buy in Paisley, Hackney or Aberdeen will find homes cost a little bit less than last year”.
Greater London had nine of the top 20 places for house price rises – Croydon saw a 10.9% rise to £397,538, compared with a rise of just 1% the previous year; Hounslow was in fifth place with a 9.1% rise for an average of £523,659.
But some other London areas saw a fall in average prices – Hackney homes fell in price by an average of 1.5%, which was the second-biggest fall after Paisley.
Elsewhere in Scotland, Glasgow house prices cooled by 1.7%, while Aberdeen and Falkirk also both saw falls – down 1.4% and 0.8% respectively.
The capital, Edinburgh, saw house prices climb by 6% for an average price of £274,246 and Inverness was Scotland’s biggest mover – up by 8.1% to an average of £195,534.
The articles are for information purposes only and Invest for Property shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies within it. Any rules or regulations mentioned within the website are those relevant at the time of publication and may not be the most up-to-date.
Invest for Property does not endorse any of the products or services that appear on it or are linked to it and are not liable for any action that you may take as a result of the content of this website, or losses or damage you may incur doing so.
There is no obligation to purchase anything but, if you decide to do so, you are strongly advised to consult a professional adviser before making any investment decisions.
Please remember that investments of any type may rise or fall and past performance does not guarantee future performance in respect of income or capital growth; you may not get back the amount you invested.