The most expensive places to buy a home in the North East have been revealed, and nine of them are in the same county.

New figures released this week revealed the average cost of a home in the North East increased by 10.7 per cent in 2021 and is now £155,000.

And Northumberland topped the list for the most expensive county for home buyers who would be expected to shell out £234,410 on average.

Prices in the region are generally still way behind the cost in London where homes go for an average of £530,000, as of April 2022.

Read more: Revealed - average cost of buying a house in the North East

The figures have also revealed the most expensive places in the North East to buy a house, and all but one is in Northumberland.

In Ponteland South and Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland prices exceed the London average at £537,018.

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Here is a full list of the ten most expensive areas, based on local council wards to buy a home in the North East, according to the Office for National Statistics:

  1. Ponteland South and Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland - £537,018
  2. Ponteland West, Northumberland - £535,291
  3. Ponteland North, Northumberland - £525,130
  4. Longhorsley, Northumberland - £515,605
  5. Corbridge, Northumberland - £475,170
  6. Gosforth, Newcastle - £464,486
  7. Stocksfield and Broomhaugh, Northumberland - £419,307
  8. South Tynedale, Northumberland - £417,296
  9. Ponteland East and Stannington, Northumberland - £400,286
  10. Bywell, Northumberland - £372,167


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