Rise of the minnows, and house prices too? FA Cup House Prices

Published on 7 January, 2015

Photo of the live fourth round draw

At the time of writing this article the U's or Cambridge are the lowest ranked team left in the competition, and they have now setup a dream tie against Manchester United, although Cambridge are top of the league when it comes house price rises.

House prices in Cambridge have risen more than any other British town or city over the past seven years. Yes this famous University City is only one of the eight locations in the UK where prices have exceeded their previous record highs according to the Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index.

In the past year house prices in Cambridge were 13% up on the year before and 29% up on 2010 when they averaged at £314,929.

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A Blyth Spartan celebrates

Locals from Blyth, Northumberland can be very proud of their local team Blyth Spartans who managed to setup a FA cup tie with Birmingham City, as the seventh-tier club are 120 places below Birmingham.

Back in the housing market now, and in the past year semi-detached properties in Blyth sold for an average of £109,548. Terraced properties had an average sold price of £98,779 and detached properties averaged at £186,859. In the past year house prices in Blyth were similar to the year previous, however 5% down on 2007 when they averaged at £122,131 (Source Rightmove.co.uk).


To the white cliffs of Dover, Kent now as Dover FC managed to setup a tie against a Premier League opposition when they took on Crystal Palace four leagues above them.

The majority of sales in the ferry port town of Dover last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £130,473. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £171,592, with flats on average fetching £110,068.

Overall there are promising signs, as overall sold prices in Dover were up 8% on the previous year, and similar to the 2007 level of £152,890.

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