Merseyside’s 3 ‘most desired postcodes’ where prices are rising

There are three Merseyside postcodes where rising prices suggest they are quickly becoming our region's most desired locations, according to estate agents.

Areas can go in and out of fashion as school catchment areas, local bars and restaurants or availability of housing stock all play their part.

But according to Strike estate agents, formerly Housesimple, there are three Merseyside postcodes that are especially in demand right now.

Strike compared the average prices of properties in each postcode compared with local and national averages, as well as house price increases year on year and also the number of sales made in each location.

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The results might not come as a surprise to house hunters currently searching for a home in these postcodes, who will know all too well how quickly properties can get snapped up in these sought after locations.

Liverpool is experiencing something of a 'mini boom' since lockdown restrictions regarding moving house were lifted.

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The housing market in England reopened on May 13 – and there was uncertainty among estate agents and buyers alike as to how the industry would truly be affected by the continued pandemic.

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While some anticipated the ongoing crisis would dampen the mood for moving, the opposite actually turned out to be true, with a huge surge in demand across the board.

Everyone from first time buyers spurred on to save during lockdown right up to house hunters looking for properties in the £1 million bracket all seem keen to move.

According to property website Zoopla, the asking price of houses sold in June across the country went up by 7 per cent compared to last year.

These are the three Liverpool postcodes that are 'most desirable' among house hunters this summer, according to Strike.

Aigburth

Average price: £226,594 (versus £166,115 Liverpool average and £ 320,265 UK average)

House price increase (year-on-year): 4% (versus 3% Liverpool average and 3.7% UK average)

Total sales last year: 672 (54 detached, 165 semi-detached, 301 terraced, 152 flats)

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Aigburth is one of the most sought-after places to live in Liverpool, according to Strike.

The leafy suburb is a prime location for young families but it's also popular with young professionals too.

Train stations at St Michaels, Aigburth and Cressington mean it's only 10 minutes into the city centre, and Lark Lane is practically on your doorstep.

Housing in the area is mostly made up of terraced and semi-detached homes, with more detached properties the closer you get to Cressington Park.

With so many independent shops, restaurants and bars, it's easy to see why Aigburth is so popular with people looking to put down roots in the south of the city.

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Allerton

Average price: £272,981 (versus £166,115 Liverpool average and £ 320,265 UK average)

House price increase (year-on-year): 4% (versus 3% Liverpool average and 3.7% UK average)

Total sales last year: 429 (45 detached, 153 semi-detached, 164 terraced, 67 flats)

Allerton Road in South Liverpool

Popular with growing families and people looking for a larger 'forever home', Allerton also benefits from a wealth of green spaces.

With trendy bars and restaurants on Allerton Road and great school catchment areas in L18, the area has long been a firm favourite for families looking to settle down.

With everything from terrace properties to modern apartments, and spacious semi-detached homes, it's an area that offers house hunters a price scale.

House prices can be higher compared to other parts of the city, but it's a premium people have shown they are only too happy to pay.

Crosby

Average price: £242,205 (versus £166,115 Liverpool average and £ 320,265 UK average)

House price increase (year-on-year): 3% (versus 3% Liverpool average and 3.7% UK average)

Total sales last year: 440 (86 detached, 221 semi-detached, 68 terraced, 65 flats)

Families sunbathing on Crosby Beach.

This historic Sefton coastal town offers the best of both worlds as it's close to the beach and within an easy commute of the city centre.

Known for its fantastic schools, green space and parks, Crosby also has a buzzing bar and restaurant scene which means you don't need to leave town for a night out.

Described by Strike as a 'commuter heaven', Crosby offers a mixture of affordable homes for commuters and some seriously impressive properties with hefty price tags to match.

From the bright and beautiful villas that sit on the coast, to terrace houses and detached homes that aren’t short of space, there's plenty of choice.

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