BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 14:  An array of To Let and For Sale signs protrude from houses in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham on October 14, 2014 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The ONS (Office for National Statistics) have released details of it's findings showing the north-south divide in house prices is the biggest in history. 
Properties in the London area are nearly 3.5 times more expensive than homes in the north-east of England.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)