Houses in Craven are much sought after. Skipton, in particular has an excellent reputation for being a great place to live – even being named in recent years as “The Happiest Place to Live in the UK”. With high performing secondary schools, an award-winning high street and market, transport links to the nearest cities for commuters and the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales right on the doorstep, it’s easy to see why. Smaller towns and villages in the area are equally as popular due to their idyllic surroundings and easy access to places such as Leeds and Bradford. It’s a a wonderful area with much to offer.
The Yorkshire Housing Market
According to Savills, the property market in Yorkshire has slowed down due to the current political climate. However, houses that are priced correctly and realistically, continue to sell. Owners are more reluctant to sell with all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit at the moment, but there are still families wanting more space and people wishing to relocate. A recent report from Rightmove shows that, thanks to steadfast buyers, throughout the UK there has been a noticable drop in the percentage of agreed sales falling through.
The Average Price of a Semi-Detached Property in Yorkshire
Her Majesty’s Land Registry is a non-ministerial government department, created in 1862 to register the ownership of land and property in England. We’ve taken the most recently available data from HM Land Registry, to see how house prices in the Craven district compare to those in other parts of Yorkshire. So, if you’re thinking about relocating, you might want to see just what you can get for your money in Craven.
Our data shows that the average price of a semi-detached property in Yorkshire is highest in the Harrogate area, with the figure currently standing at £295, 371 . It goes without saying that Harrogate is Yorkshire’s most affluent town so this should come as no surprise. The area in Yorkshire where a semi-detached property will cost you the least, is Kingston Upon Hull, where the average cost of a semi is just £211,108. To give you an idea of the average price of a semi-detached house in Yorkshire, the two areas falling in the middle are Bradford (£315,892) and Kirklees (£307,139).
Table Showing Average House Prices in Yorkshire
|East Riding of Yorkshire||£297,712||£176,524||£142,531||£116,938||£209,185|
|North East Lincs||£228,030||£144,888||£89,204||£98,641||£146,920|
|City of Kingston Upon Hull||£211,108||£138,867||£106,589||£90,603||£125,186|
According to Rightmove, the national average asking price for a house in the UK ( November 2019 )is £302,808 and in Yorkshire and Humber it is £192,808. According to our data from HM Land Registry, the average selling price for a house in Craven falls in the middle at £262,506. This is more than enough to buy you a decent semi-detached property in one of the districts most popular residential areas.
We’ve had a look to see what the average house price in Craven would buy you in the areas at the top, in the middle and at the bottom of our table…
What £262k Will Buy You in Craven vs Harrogate, Bradford and Hull
2 Windsor Avenue, Skipton
Marketed by Harrison Boothman, this is the kind of property one would expect in Craven for the area’s current average house price. Situated in one of Skipton’s most popular residential areas, this 3 bedroomed semi-detached property is currently on the market for £259,950 – just below Craven’s average house price. A spacious and well-presented family home with a converted attic and a spacious private garage.
What £262k Will Buy You in Harrogate
Fieldway, Harrogate HG1
Harrogate is currently top of the scale as regards to house prices in Yorkshire, with the average house price around £337k . Craven are directly below on the table but there’s still quite a substantial difference. This 3 bedroom bungalow in Harrogate is on the market with Nicholls Tyreman for £260,000.
What 262k Will Buy You in Bradford
Halifax Road, Low Moor, Bradford BD6
This 4-bed semi is marketed by SW Property and is priced at £259,950. It’s up for a few grand lower than the average house price in Craven and it certainly isn’t lacking in space. Boasting 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, a private garage and a spacious garden, you get a lot for your money with this period property in Bradford.
What 262k Will Buy You in Hull
Holderness Road, Hull HU9
Lovelle Estate Agency are marketing this delightful 3-bed semi in Hull. For £260k you get three double bedrooms, two reception rooms, a high spec kitchen with separate utility room, sun room, garage, ample parking space and a large garden.