Spurs top house price Premier League

14 August 2014

They might not be the best team in the Premier League but Tottenham Hotspur are top of the table when it comes to house price growth, new research has revealed.

Nationwide's House Price Premier League found that property prices in Haringey - home to the club's White Hart Lane ground - rose by 32% in the 12 months to June, the biggest increase in all locations that are home to Premier League football. It means the average house price in the North London borough now stands at £513,435.

Other London clubs - Chelsea, QPR, Arsenal and West Ham - unsurprisingly make up the rest of the top five, with increases of 27%, 27%, 23% and 22% respectively.

London's Premier League house price bargain is at Crystal Palace, where the average house can be bought for just £293,011, putting them sixth in the table - a position Eagles fans would no doubt like to see replicated in real life this season.

At the other end of the table, areas in the north of England saw the smallest level of growth, with Newcastle (3%) and Burnley (2%) seeing only slight increases. Hull City props up the table with no increase at all.

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If the league was based purely on house prices, London-based clubs would top the table. Chelsea and QPR would be joint champions with an average house price of £760,144, followed by Arsenal (£701,030) and Spurs (£513,435).

The homes of Arsenal (Islington) and Chelsea and QPR (Hammersmith and Fulham) are the only areas where house prices have risen by more than 100% in the past 10 years, the research found, with Islington prices rocketing by 125% in a decade.

A home in Hull now costs, on average, £130,289, while in Burnley the average house price is just £112,868 - meaning both areas would be relegated. Newcastle would beat the drop with an average price of £181,473, replaced by Stoke City (£133,831).

Real life champions Manchester City would be in mid-table, seeing growth of 11% in the past 12 months, with an average house price of £207,940, while Wales' only top-flight team, Swansea, was seventh with an increase of 18% and an average property cost of £166,107.

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