Waverley house prices increased more than South East average in June

House prices increased by 4.2% – more than the average for the South East – in Waverley in June, new figures show.
Wednesday 17th August 2022 10:39 am
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House prices increased by 4.2% – more than the average for the South East – in Waverley in June, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 17.5% over the last year.

The average Waverley house price in June was £564,144, Land Registry figures show – a 4.2% increase on May.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across the South East, where prices increased 0.8%, and Waverley was above the 1% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Waverley rose by £84,000 – putting the area fourth among the South East’s 64 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Thanet, where property prices increased on average by 21.1%, to £323,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Oxford gained 5.1% in value, giving an average price of £474,000.

An imbalance between supply and demand for properties has remained the primary reason behind climbing house prices across the UK throughout the pandemic.

But activity is starting to slow, with soaring inflation putting household budgets under pressure.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Waverley spent an average of £411,000 on their property – £58,000 more than a year ago, and £71,000 more than in June 2017.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £664,000 on average in June – 61.6% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Waverley in June – they increased 4.9%, to £435,380 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 16.5%.

Among other types of property:

  • Detached: up 3.7% monthly; up 19.3% annually; £955,047 average
  • Semi-detached: up 4.4% monthly; up 18.7% annually; £569,539 average
  • Flats: up 4.6% monthly; up 11.8% annually; £281,364 average

How do property prices in Waverley compare?

Buyers paid 44.5% more than the average price in the South East (£391,000) in June for a property in Waverley. Across the South East, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £286,000.

The most expensive properties in the South East were in Elmbridge – £697,000 on average, and 1.2 times as much as more than in Waverley. Elmbridge properties cost 2.9 times as much as homes in Southampton (£239,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.

Factfile

Average property price in June

  • Waverley: £564,144
  • The South East:£390,513
  • UK: £286,397

Annual growth to June

  • Waverley: +17.5%
  • The South East: +8.9%
  • UK: +7.8%

Highest and lowest annual growth in the South East

  • Thanet: +21.1%
  • Oxford: +5.1%

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