Rightmove revealed the top 10 locations outside of London where the asking prices of homes and the selling rate have skyrocketed.
Top this year for homes increasing in value the most is Sudbury in Suffolk. With an average asking price of property rising by 13.1% from £234,569 to £265,291., it compares to the national annual rise of only 1.2% according to the data.
Sitting right under Sudbury is Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. After that is Kendal, Cumbria; Turnham-On-Sea in Somerset; and Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Following up for this category are Havant in Hampshire; Rushden and Kettering, Northamptonshire; West Bromwich in the West Midlands; and March, Cambridgeshire.
With price growth rate over 9% in 2017, these cities were all well below the national average of £302,865. The cheapest being West Bromwich in the West Midlands. Asking prices are currently £149,360, up 9.5% this time last year.
Livingston in West Lothian, where homes have been flying off the market the quickest, has an average of 23 days on the market, seven days quicker than in 2016. The national average time to sell is 67 days. This is measured from when the property was first listed on Rightmove to it being marked by agents as ‘under offer’ or ‘sold subject to contract’.
The runner-up was Edinburgh, followed by Corby and Kettering; the Coventry in West Midlands; and Falkirk, Stirlingshire. The list was concluded with Glasgow, Rugby in Warwickshire, Aldershot in Hampshire, and Gillingham in Kent.