Area Guide For Pontefract

Pontefract is a notable market town in West Yorkshire, Britain, close to the A1 (or Extraordinary North Street) and the M62 motorway. Verifiably a piece of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is one of the five towns in the metropolitan ward of the City of Wakefield and has a populace of 28,250. Pontefract's maxim is After death patris genius filio, Latin for "After the demise of the father, help the child", a reference to English Common War Royalist sympathies. Toward the end of the eleventh century, the cutting edge township of Pontefract comprised of two unique and separate regions known as Tanshelf and Kirkby. The eleventh century student of history, Orderic Vitalis, recorded that, in 1069, William the Champion ventured out crosswise over Yorkshire to put down an uprising which had sacked York, yet that, upon his trip to the city, he found that the intersection of the Stream Aire at what is advanced Pontefract had been barricaded by a gathering of nearby Somewhat English Scandinavian extremists, who had broken the scaffold and held the inverse bank in force. Such an intersection point would have been essential in the town's initial days, giving access in the middle of Pontefract and different settlements to the north and east, for example, York. Antiquarians accept that, more likely than not, it is this verifiable occasion which gives the township of Pontefract its present day name. The name "Pontefract" starts from the Latin for "broken extension", shaped of the components pons ('span') and fractus ('broken'). Pontefract was not recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, yet it was noted as Pontefracto in 1090, four years after the Domesday survey.


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Estimated Price: £142,803
Average Asking Price: £188,948
Price change in last one year: £5,669
Average Price Paid: £127,101
Average Rent Rates: £823


Property Prices Breakdown in Pontefract

Average Price for property in Pontefract is around £142,803 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £217,656 for detached house to around £126,726 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £93,125 and a flat is worth £94,697. Values have been changing and have risen £440 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £2,779 in last 6 months, £5,669 in last 1 year, £11,458 in last 2 years, £11,091 in last 3 years, £12,658 in last 4 years and £7,633 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in Pontefract is around £188,948 based on approximately 968 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 182 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £823 per month.

Estimated property value in Pontefract is £142,803. Average asking price is £188,948 while average price paid is £129,454 which is up by £5,669 and Avg. asking rent £823.Based on an Online Survey

Buyers are willing to pay high dollar prices to grab these properties because of the recent trend in real estate investment especially in Pontefract area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £129,454 based on approximately 968 sales in Pontefract area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 2,667 properties where buyers paid around £127,556. It has been same for some time now for e.g. if you take an average of amount paid in last 5 years, it comes to around £127,101 for 4,044 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 5,645 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £127,091 per sale.


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Breakdown of asking prices for homes of different sizes show that price varies clearly based on no of bedrooms and type of house. Asking price for a house with 1 bedroom is around £82,750, £98,262 for a 2 bedroom house, £133,457 for a 3 bedroom house, £243,662 for a 4 bedroom house and £467,017 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £69,550 for a single bedroom to £93,181 for a 2 bedroom Flat. Same is the case with 3 bedroom flat £150,000. To sum up the asking prices for properties in Pontefract it comes to around average £74,830 for 1 bedroom property, £97,600 for 2 bedroom, £133,492 for 3 bedroom, £243,662 for 4 bedroom and £467,017 for a 5 bedroom property.

Rent per calendar month varies similarly based on type and size of the house. If you look at the rents per month for houses alone it can vary from £362 for 1 bedroom to £471 for 2 bedrooms, £535 for 3 bedrooms, £751 for 4 bedrooms and £901 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 1 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £374. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 2 bedroom flat it will be around £439 and £449 for 3 bedroom. You should be generally be expecting around average £370 rent per month for single bedroom property, £456 for 2 bedroom, £532 for 3 bedroom, £751 for 4 bedroom and approximately £902 for a 5 bedroom property in Pontefract area.

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Disclaimer : Location real estate estimates and values are based on House price index background data and Sales data provided by United Kingdom Land registry Records available as public records from their website. This information is updated monthly on our website and may not reflect all public transactions. This information is based on estimated calculation generated from our developed algorithms. We are striving to make this information as accurate and useful as possible. This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1/1/1995 to 9/1/2014. © Crown copyright 2014. Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014.

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