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Hot property: Manchester Utd tops Property Premier League

27th January 2018

  • Manchester United tops the Property Premier League with average property price growth in the club’s surrounding area of 6.10 per cent in the last 12 months
  • Chelsea is bottom of the Property Premier League as the average property has declined in value by 0.44 per cent
  • Despite its current rock bottom Championship position, Sunderland takes first place in Zoopla’s Property Championship with average property price growth of 7.36 per cent
  • As transfer deadline day approaches and clubs close their deals on the hottest property in football, Zoopla can reveal which teams top the league tables in the house prices stakes. They may be in second place in the Premier League, but Manchester United takes the trophy in Zoopla’s Property Premier League. The average home near to Old Trafford has risen by 6.10 per cent since last January’s transfer deadline – significantly above the British average of 3.54 per cent.

    Zoopla compared average property price growth in the areas around Britain’s Premier League and Championship football club grounds and charted them based on their change in value over the past 12 months. Despite 20 games without a win this season, and a weak 19th position in the Premier League relegation zone, West Bromwich Albion takes second place in Zoopla’s Property Premier League, with homes surrounding The Hawthorns up 6.04 per cent in value year-on-year. West Ham United swiftly follows in third place as property prices in the area have seen a 5.42 per cent boost since January 2017.

    Despite Chelsea’s strong performance on the pitch (third in the Premier League at present) and status as one of Britain’s wealthiest football clubs, its surrounding properties haven’t enjoyed such a bountiful year. It places last in Zoopla’s league table as homes around Stamford Bridge have suffered a decline in value of 0.44 per cent, with the average home now worth £1,207,883 (down from £1,213,216). Watford takes penultimate position with an average property price growth of just 0.83 per cent over the past year. This is closely followed by Arsenal (0.96 per cent) - a team that appears to be underperforming both on and off the pitch (currently sixth in the Premier League).

    The leaders of the real Premier League haven’t fared as well in Zoopla’s Property Premier League. Table-toppers Manchester City are significantly behind their inner-city rivals (Manchester United) at 11th place with an average property price growth of 3.81 per cent. Meanwhile, Liverpool (fourth in the Premier League) hovers around the middle of the Property Premier League in eighth place, with a 4.57 per cent average property price increase.

    Moving onto the Property Championship reveals Sunderland takes the trophy. Despite the club’s poor pitch performance (currently 22nd in the Championship) properties around the Stadium of Light have witnessed a strong average price growth of 7.36 per cent and are now worth £100,333. Leeds United takes second place (10th in the Championship) with a 6.49 per cent property price increase in the past year, and Sheffield Wednesday follows in third place (17th in the Championship) as properties here have seen a 5.77 per cent boost since January 2017.

    At the other end of the rankings, Queens Park Rangers finishes bottom; properties here have suffered a dip in value of 1.35 per cent in the last 12 months. Fulham (7th in the Championship) follows as property prices around Craven Cottage have sunk by 0.44 per cent over the past 12 months. Brentford’s mid-range performance on the field (9th in Championship) is worsened in the property stakes as homes in this neighbourhood have only risen by a modest 0.5 per cent.

    Lawrence Hall, spokesperson for Zoopla comments: “As the transfer window comes to a close, it’s interesting to see which football towns and cities have performed better in property value terms than their own teams. Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United means not only has he climbed the ranks of the football Premier League, he now sits at the head of the property league too”.

    Property Premier League 2018

    Property Ranking

    Club

    Average price January 2017

    Average price January 2018

    Percentage increase

    Football league position

    1

    Manchester United

    £222,160

    £235,708

    6.10%

    2

    2

    West Bromwich Albion

    £151,286

    £160,420

    6.04%

    19

    3

    West Ham United

    £449,301

    £473,646

    5.42%

    11

    4

    AFC Bournemouth

    £328,219

    £345,378

    5.23%

    12

    5

    Stoke City

    £129,116

    £135,846

    5.21%

    17

    6

    Leicester City

    £224,201

    £235,475

    5.03%

    7

    7

    Everton

    £77,334

    £80,871

    4.57%

    9

    8

    Liverpool

    £77,334

    £80,871

    4.57%

    4

    9

    Swansea City

    £124,123

    £129,749

    4.53%

    20

    10

    Southampton

    £221,199

    £231,138

    4.49%

    18

    11

    Manchester City

    £130,254

    £135,216

    3.81%

    1

    12

    Crystal Palace

    £345,457

    £354,309

    2.56%

    13

    13

    Huddersfield Town

    £127,542

    £130,343

    2.20%

    14

    14

    Tottenham Hotspur

    £368,637

    £375,781

    1.94%

    5

    15

    Burnley

    £118,623

    £120,892

    1.91%

    8

    16

    Brighton and Hove Albion

    £422,423

    £428,727

    1.49%

    16

    17

    Newcastle United

    £173,037

    £174,830

    1.04%

    15

    18

    Arsenal

    £861,509

    £869,761

    0.96%

    6

    19

    Watford

    £438,772

    £442,417

    0.83%

    10

    20

    Chelsea (Stamford Bridge)

    £1,213,216

    £1,207,883

    -0.44%

    3

    Property Championship 2018

    Property Ranking

    Club

    Average price January 2017

    Average price January 2018

    Percentage increase

    Football league position

    1

    Sunderland

    £100,333

    £107,720

    7.36%

    22

    2

    Leeds United

    £102,690

    £109,352

    6.49%

    10

    3

    Sheffield Wednesday

    £175,033

    £185,133

    5.77%

    17

    4

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    £121,790

    £128,262

    5.31%

    1

    5

    Preston North End

    £130,122

    £136,991

    5.28%

    11

    6

    Millwall

    £521,672

    £546,743

    4.81%

    15

    7

    Sheffield United

    £112,992

    £118,365

    4.76%

    6

    8

    Bristol City

    £279,150

    £291,593

    4.46%

    5

    9

    Ipswich Town

    £215,638

    £224,436

    4.08%

    12

    10

    Birmingham City

    £127,879

    £132,360

    3.50%

    23

    11

    Nottingham Forest

    £258,793

    £267,510

    3.37%

    14

    12

    Cardiff City

    £201,467

    £207,864

    3.18%

    3

    13

    Barnsley

    £122,672

    £126,560

    3.17%

    19

    14

    Norwich City

    £219,008

    £225,276

    2.86%

    13

    15

    Aston Villa

    £113,677

    £116,745

    2.70%

    4

    16

    Derby County

    £138,192

    £141,908

    2.69%

    2

    17

    Hull City

    £93,142

    £95,438

    2.47%

    21

    18

    Bolton Wanderers

    £206,029

    £210,891

    2.36%

    20

    19

    Middlesbrough

    £66,254

    £67,431

    1.78%

    8

    20

    Burton Albion

    £260,985

    £263,876

    1.11%

    24

    21

    Reading

    £350,150

    £352,937

    0.80%

    18

    22

    Brentford

    £522,414

    £525,004

    0.50%

    9

    23

    Fulham

    £1,213,216

    £1,207,883

    -0.44%

    7

    24

    Queens Park Rangers

    £801,271

    £790,442

    -1.35%

    16

    Source: Zoopla, January 2018

    - Ends -

    For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

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