11 Jan Huddersfield and Bradford House Buyers See Property Boom
New data confirm what our surveying team have known for some time – the West Yorkshire towns of Huddersfield and Bradford are prime spots to buy a house.
Halifax Bank reported that in the 12 months to October 2023, house prices in Huddersfield grew by an astonishing 8.7%; more than anywhere else in the country. What’s more, Huddersfield was closely followed by its neighbour, Bradford, where prices rose by 8.5%
With an estimated £1 billion pounds set to be invested in Huddersfield town centre over the coming years, recent rises in house prices look set to continue, making a 2024 property purchase a great investment.
Bradford’s prosperity looks set to continue as well – it has already been named as the City of Culture for 2025.
Where to buy?
Our Huddersfield surveyors visit homes in the region daily, and have their own takes on the best places to buy a house.
A big trend over the past few years has been towards people looking for more space. They need room inside to work from home, and scope to get outside as well now that wellbeing and work–life balance have become key priorities.
Rather than moving to a town centre location, we are seeing a preference towards rural areas such as Holmfirth, Lindley, Longwood, Slaithwaite, Almondbury and Farnley Tyas.
Similarly, our Leeds surveyors are frequently in and around Bradford. Again, the draw of the countryside is strong, with the Yorkshire Dales a significant attraction to those looking for a rural escape. Silsden, Keighley, Shipley, and of course, the stunning Skipton, with Bolton Abbey on its doorstep, remain popular.
More centrally, homes in South and East Bradford, particularly around Tong Valley, are also in demand.
Getting a Survey
If you are thinking of buying a home in West Yorkshire, our experienced team of RICS surveyors can help. If you would like advice on whether or not to get a survey, our friendly team can help. Alternatively, you can get an instant survey quote online to help you budget for the costs associated with buying a home.