THE average price to buy a semi-detached property in Warrington has risen by over a fifth in 12 months.

This is according to figures acquired from

In March 2018, the average price for a semi-detached home in the town was £181,641, however this has seen an 21per cent increase of almost £40,000 in a year to reach £219,089.

Also on the up is the average price of terraced housing, which rises by 5 per cent from £136,746 to £143,668.

Going in the opposite direction are detached properties and flats, which have seen their average prices fall by 4 per cent and 2 per cent respectively.

Buying a detached home in Warrington will now cost you somewhere around £312,182, with flats typically on the market for round about the £106,673.

In general compared with 2018 statistics, the average asking price for property in the town has seen an increase of 2 per cent to £187,201.

These figures seem to go against the national trend, which suggests that house prices in England are lower than they were this time last year.

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According to Nationwide building society, prices in England were down 0.7% in the first three months of this year when compared with the same period in 2018, which is the first annual price fall in the country since 2012.

They also state that a typical home will set you back an average of £213,102, which is almost £6,000 lower that a semi-detached located in Warrington.

When looking at the data more closely however, only three of the UK regions have seen falls in average house prices - London, the Home Counties and the South East - which is enough to show an overall fall in the average price of a UK home.

According to Sam Mitchell, Chief Executive of online estate agents Housesimple, UK buyers and sellers are taking a more cautious approach when entering the market due to a lack of clarity over Brexit.

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“The market would have preferred a decision one way or the other,” he said.

“Instead, we are now in this state of short-term limbo leaving many buyers and sellers unsure what to do.

"Normally, we would expect to see a spike in transaction levels around this time as we enter the traditional spring bounce period, but with the extension to the EU leaving date, the bounce is likely to be a little subdued this year."