House prices in Manchester are rising faster than any other city in England, according to new figures.
Hometrack, which tracks house price movements across the UK's 20 biggest cities, said the dynamics of the housing market were shifting, as growth in northern cities is surging at levels not seen for 12 years.
Manchester continued to lead the way for house price growth in March, with values up 8.8% compared with a year earlier.
Meanwhile, house prices in Liverpool have grown by 6.5%.
The average house price in Manchester during March 2017. Source: Hometrack
The average house price in Liverpool during March 2017. Source: Hometrack
Hometrack said relatively attractive housing affordability together with record low mortgages rates was helping to support demand for housing in cities outside southern England.