Gateshead and South Tyneside have recorded some of the UK's highest monthly house prices rises in new figures released today by the Land Registry.
According to the Government figures, Gateshead recorded a monthly rise of 4.4%, with South Tyneside following close behind on 4.3% - the highest figures in England and Wales.
Overall, six areas of the North East achieved monthly rises at or above the UK average of 1.5%.
Northumberland continues to be the most expensive part of the North East to buy a house, with the average price now standing at £122,917, followed by Newcastle, where the average property costs £118,947.
At the other end of the scale, Middlesbrough is the cheapest place to buy property, with the average price now standing at £76,705 - a fall of 0.2% on the previous month.
Top 10 biggest monthly price increases
Average house prices across the North East
Average house prices in major English cities
Annual house price changes across the North East