The six most popular postcodes and places to live for house hunters in Leeds in 2021.

The six most popular postcodes and places to live for house hunters in Leeds in 2021

The property market in Leeds has been booming this year, with many houses being snapped up within days of being listed.

Thursday, 16th December 2021, 4:45 pm

This year, UK house prices growing at the fastest pace in 15 years and the average price at a record £272,992.

In Yorkshire, the region’s property market has begun to return to more sustainable, pre-pandemic growth levels, according to estate agent Manning Stainton. In the Leeds-based estate agent's latest quarterly house price index, it found that house prices increased by one per cent, indicating a slowdown in growth, but found that demand is still outstripping supply.

As well as house hunters looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, many families have been searching for more indoor and outdoor space after the pressures of the pandemic changed their way of living. Online estate agent Purplebricks found that the most popular search prices have been for houses worth £160k, £200k and £300k, with buyers seeking three to four bedrooms. It also found that while neighbourhoods like Chapel Allerton, Farsley and Pudsey remained sought after, other, more affordable postcodes, proved more popular with house hunters this year as people looked to get the most for their money.

Janet Francis, local property partner at Purplebricks for LS16 said: “The top requests I’ve had from buyers this year is space for a home office and garden.

"People have certainly got more creative with utilising the space they have, than before the pandemic. More and more I have seen garages converted into office space or accommodation.

“One thing which remains an important factor for buyers when choosing a location, is good schools, which is why LS16 continues to be a popular area for buyers.

“We have noticed multiple families and first time buyers going to the best and final offer for many homes, with properties achieving over asking price within two weeks of being put up for sale.”

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