These are the fastest – and slowest – areas in York for selling your house

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13 May 2019 @ 7.51 am
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The fastest and slowest postcodes for house sales in and around York have been calculated.

Latest data from house buying firm Property Solvers has revealed that it’s taking an average of 16.03 weeks to sell a property in the York (YO) postcodes.

Updated monthly, the local house market insights tool last analysed over 1,269 property sales across the region between May 2018 and May 2019.

The data tracks the moment a property is listed on the UK’s largest property portal Rightmove to the point it’s marked as officially ‘sold’ at the HM Land Registry.

Postcode breakdown

AreaAverage Sold TimeAverage Price ChangeNo. of Homes TrackedEarliest Listing Date
YO18 Weeks-£3,500120 May 2018
YO715 Weeks-£4,9404801 May 2018
YO815 Weeks-£4,69610401 May 2018
YO1017 Weeks-£7,2144001 May 2018
YO1117 Weeks-£4,6664905 May 2018
YO1216 Weeks-£4,2829601 May 2018
YO1314 Weeks-£8,4232102 May 2018
YO1416 Weeks-£4,5713301 May 2018
YO1518 Weeks-£6,1324109 May 2018
YO1616 Weeks-£5,1606401 May 2018
YO1714 Weeks-£5,3014103 May 2018
YO1814 Weeks-£6,2042403 May 2018
YO1919 Weeks-£23,4553602 May 2018
YO2118 Weeks-£8,8072808 May 2018
YO2219 Weeks-£12,8701209 May 2018
YO2316 Weeks-£10,6284801 May 2018
YO2416 Weeks-£8,3507903 May 2018
YO2516 Weeks-£4,3847801 May 2018
YO2617 Weeks-£7,4006602 May 2018
YO3015 Weeks-£7,2767103 May 2018
YO3115 Weeks-£7,8115601 May 2018
YO3217 Weeks-£7,6775704 May 2018
YO4117 Weeks-£8,2923204 May 2018
YO4215 Weeks-£4,8214002 May 2018
YO4318 Weeks-£4,1964504 May 2018
YO5121 Weeks-£9,9831008 May 2018
YO6017 Weeks-£12,492711 May 2018
YO6117 Weeks-£10,0612503 May 2018
YO6212 Weeks-£6,4051715 May 2018

The centre of York – YO1 – comes out as the fastest place to sell your property, taking just eight weeks – but this figure is based on just one sale.

YO23 – covering South Bank, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Rufforth – and YO24 (Acomb, Dringhouses, Woodthorpe) – were the next best city performers, both with a 16 week turnaround.

YO10 – covering Fishergate, Fulford, Heslington, Osbaldwick, Tang Hall – had an average of 17 weeks.

But it is YO19 (Dunnington, Escrick, Wheldrake, Murton, Riccall, Stillingfleet, Warthill) that was slowest in the city at 19 weeks.

Further out, properties were selling the fastest in the YO13 (Scarborough), YO17 (Malton), YO18 (Pickering) and YO62 (Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Nawton) postcodes.

A total of 103 homes in these areas took between 12 and 14 weeks to sell on average.

The most sluggish postcode in the table is YO51 (Boroughbridge) with an average turnaround of 21 weeks.

Property Solvers co-founder, Ruban Selvanayagam said:

  • Although there are some natural delays to be expected, it’s surprising that it takes so long for house sales to go through – especially in the digital age we live in.

    Whilst it’s true that the estate agency, conveyancing and mortgage industries continue to embrace the benefits of tech, much work needs to be done to overcome the friction across house sale chains.