The central London property market might be flat, but the suburbs are positively hot.
While demand for homes in zone 1 has dropped 20pc in the past year, demand for a property further afield, but within a commuting distance of the capital, is off the charts, with areas outside London, such as Reading, Luton and Slough, enjoying the fastest house price growth in the country.
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Use The Telegraph's interactive map to work out which areas offer the best value for money in the 73 commuter hotspots around London where more than 10pc of the local population commutes into the capital
The different patterns of growth experienced in cities such as London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are neatly shown in a map by Oliver O’Brien for the Consumer Data Research Centre using new data on England and Wales from the Valuation Office Agency. You can explore for yourself on the CDRC website
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Areas in once-unfashionable parts of London have seen average property prices hit half a million pounds for the first time.
Prices in South Acton, in the borough of Ealing in west London, hit £628,557 in the year to May, making it one of the most expensive places in zone 3.
Peckham Rye, a relatively poor area in south London made famous by the Eighties sitcom Only Fools and Horses, recorded average sale prices of £553,894 over the year, according to Savills.
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