Last year saw the number of house sales in Cambridge fall with 20% fewer sales recorded. High prices appear to be the main culprit.

The city saw the biggest fall in sales of any of the UK’s top 20 cities, according to property market analyst Hometrack.

Hometrack said that in 2015 sales in Cambridge dipped by 20.4 per cent – nearly three times the rate in London on -7 per cent.

But at the same time house prices in Cambridge were at the top of the list, rising by 13.9 per cent, to an average of £395,600, with prices in London going up by 13.4 per cent with an average of £455,100.

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