House prices in the Hunter Region are continuing to rise, according to the latest Domain House Price Report for the December quarter.

The median price of a house in Newcastle has leapt to $671,500, an 11.9 percent increase on the same period last year.

House costs in Lake Macquarie have reached $645,000, while Port Stephens has hit a slightly lower $635,000.

Cessnock prices have risen to $422,500, with Singleton costs hitting at $442,500.

Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter remain the cheapest in the region, at $320,000 and $362,500, respectively.