The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 3.7% annual growth.
The average Scarborough house price in January was £171,201, Land Registry figures show – a 1.4% increase on December.
Over the month, the picture was better than that across Yorkshire and The Humber, where prices decreased 0.9%, and Scarborough outperformed the 1.1% drop for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Scarborough rose by £6,100 – putting the area eighth among Yorkshire and The Humber’s 21 local authorities for annual growth.
Winners and losers
Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Scarborough in January – they increased 1.8%, to £145,853 on average.
Over the last year, prices rose by 4.5%.
Among other types of property:
Detached: up 1% monthly; up 3.2% annually; £263,184 average
Semi-detached: up 1.7% monthly; up 5% annually; £180,374 average
Flats: up 0.8% monthly; up 1.2% annually; £116,126 average
First-time buyers in Scarborough spent an average of £147,100 on their property – £5,100 more than a year ago, and £21,900 more than in January 2015.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £188,700 on average in January – 28.3% more than first-time buyers.
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