The UK’s five most bang average areas for homeownership

Michael Lloyd

January 9, 2018

The most average parts of the UK house price growth wise are East Renfrewshire in Scotland, St Albans in Hertfordshire, Thurrock in Essex, Bath and North East Somerset and Copeland in Cumbria.

Estate agent Emoov found these areas have seen the same 4.1% increase in UK house prices since January 2017, the same as the average UK house price increase according to the Land registry.

Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of, eMoov, said: “There is a tendency to concentrate on the highest and lowest growth areas when looking at the UK market, but we thought we would take an alternate look at how things have played out over the last year.

Scotland’s prices and annual growth up in November

“While being branded as average may not always be the best thing, in this case, it’s certainly no insult and in tougher market conditions these areas have remained steady in terms of a bricks and mortar investment.”

South Yorkshire, Tonbridge and Malling homeowners also had a rather average 2017 with prices up 4%.

Similarly so did those in Basildon, Redbridge, Daventry, East Dorset and Castle Point with a 4.2% increase.

Price wise, Northamptonshire is just over £500 lower than the national average with an average price tag of £223,265, the only part of the UK where the average price sits in the £223,000 bracket. However, this area has enjoyed a much higher annual increase at 8.6%, nearly double that of the UK.

 

 

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