According to Nationwide’s latest research, the following towns are the hottest and coolest for house prices at the moment:

Five hottest towns

1. Belfast
2. Aberdeen
3. Sheffield
4. Bristol
5. Reading

Five coolest towns

1. Newcastle
2. Birmingham
3. Northampton Town
4. Nottingham
5. Coventry

Click here to read our story on the growing divide in house prices between the north and the south of the country.