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House price growth in 2018 is highest in Scotland, new study shows

December 27, 2018 / Halifax

Four of the top 10 house price losers are Greater London authorities while Scotland and Wales are amongst the winners, according to new research. Middlesbrough was the hit hardest with houses losing 6% of £8,920 in value since 2017 and Ashford and Livingston have seen the biggest rise with house price increases three times the UK average. All towns in the top 20 list outperformed the national average of 3.3% increase since 2017 and overall, towns and cities in London and the South East saw the biggest house price drops in 2018, according to the new research by lender the Halifax.