But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.
It was the same picture in Bassetlaw, where prices rose by 6.3 per cent in the year to September 2020.
Across the East Midlands, prices rose by 1.8 per cent.
The ONS also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.
Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.
The biggest price hike was in Retford East, where the average price rose to £220,516, up by 20.4 per cent on the year to September 2019.
Overall, 1,543 houses changed hands in Bassetlaw between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 21.9 per cent.
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1. RETFORD EAST - £220,516
The average house price rose to £220,516, up by 20.4 per cent on the year to September 2019.
2. KILTON, WORKSOP - £177,420
The average house price in Kilton rose to £177,420, up by 17.1 per cent on the year to September 2019.
3. WORKSOP TOWN AND SOUTH - £164,623
The average house price in this area rose to ££164,623, up by 15 per cent on the year to September 2019.
4. TUXFORD, MARKHAM AND RAMPTON - £260,842
The average price rose to £260,842, up by 14.3 per cent on the year to September 2019.