HUDDERSFIELD has emerged as one of Yorkshire's property hotspots.
A survey by the Halifax mortgage bank showed that house prices in Huddersfield rose by 44% in the third quarter of this year.
The average price of a home in the town is £113,101, against £78,234 a year ago.
Huddersfield's performance compares with a more modest 24% rise in property prices in Leeds, 33% in Sheffield and 10% in Harrogate.
Halifax reported a 40% rise in house prices, with Barnsley 42% up and Shipley 46% higher.
The survey also pinpointed Brighouse as a hot spot.
It said the town's proposed Mill Royd Island development - with flats priced from £70,000 to £180,000 - had provided a "massive boost" to the local housing stock.
Buyers snapped up 100 flats at the development within four hours of them going on sale last week.
Chris Stonock, regional manager for Halifax Estate Agents, said: "With superb links to the M62, Brighouse is being increasingly targeted by house-hunters who work in Leeds or Manchester but cannot afford city centre prices."
He added that in Elland demand continued to outstrip supply.
Prices were also soaring in Lightcliffe, Hipperholme, Greetland and Stainland.
The Huddersfield housing market remained "very active", with lots of interest from would-be buyers, said Mr Stonock.
The Halifax's survey also said house prices in Yorkshire rose 32% over the past 12 months.
The average price of a home in the region is £94,042.
House prices in West Yorkshire rose 32% to an average £117,024.
That compares with the UK average of £134,100.
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