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House prices climb £30 per day on average over last six months

25th July 2011

  • Average property prices in Britain up £5,478 since January 2011
  • The average home now worth £216,260 compared to £210,782 in January
  • Prices have climbed in eight out of eleven regions over the last six months
  • London shows strongest growth with North East properties losing most value

The average home in Britain has gone up in value by 2.6% since January, according to the latest data from property website Zoopla.co.uk. Average house prices now stand at £216,260, up £5,478 (£30 per day) compared to six months ago.

The growth over the first half of 2011 has clawed back some of the losses suffered over the second half of 2010. UK property prices fell 4.9% (£10,876) on average between July 2010 and the end of last year, as the pent-up market activity following the recession began to peter out and put downward pressure on prices. By contrast, house prices climbed 3.1% over the first half of last year, at a similar pace to this year so far.

Over the first half of 2011, average house prices in both England and Wales have climbed 2.7% since January with the average home in England now worth £216,260 and the average value in Wales now £152,576, according to Zoopla.co.uk which provides value estimates on every property on the country. Property prices in Scotland have been more sluggish, growing only 1.1% since January with the average home in Scotland now worth £155,927.

Eight of the eleven regions of Britain have seen property prices rise over the last six months with only the South West, East Midlands and North East experiencing a drop in average house prices since January. The best performing region by far has been London where average house prices have climbed 5.3% since January and now stand at £408,888 compared to £388,265 at the start of the year.

Nicholas Leeming, business development director of Zoopla.co.uk, commented: “The property market is back on the right track with the majority of regions having clawed back some of the ground lost at the end of last year. London is powering ahead of the pack with average values now at their highest level since January 2009. However, there is still some uncertainty over the future of the economy and it remains to be seen if the second half of this year will continue upwards as the first half of 2011 or will follow the pattern of last year and give back some of the first half gains in the latter part of the year.”

Average house prices over last 6 months

Country July 2011 January 2011 % Change
England £226,829 £220,844 2.70%
Wales £152,576 £148,530 2.70%
Scotland £155,927 £154,213 1.10%
Britain £216,260 £210,782 2.60%

Source: Zoopla.co.uk


Average house prices by region over last 6 months

Region July 2011 January 2011 % Change
London £408,888 £388,265 5.30%
East of England £233,646 £226,173 3.30%
Wales £152,602 £148,555 2.70%
South East £280,213 £272,887 2.70%
Yorkshire & Humber £143,734 £141,136 1.80%
West Midlands £170,704 £168,612 1.20%
Scotland £155,910 £154,197 1.10%
North West £156,261 £155,617 0.40%
South West £223,198 £224,119 -0.40%
East Midlands £161,189 £161,970 -0.50%
North East £158,683 £159,802 -0.70%

Source: Zoopla.co.uk

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

Notes to editors

Zoopla is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering users with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help consumers both find their next home and research the market by combining hundreds of thousands of property listings with market data, local information and community tools.

At Zoopla we are fans of transparency and everything we do is aimed at making the market more efficient for both property consumers and advertisers alike. Zoopla has rapidly become the UK’s leading online destination for property consumers to search for homes and do their market research and the favoured online marketing partner for UK estate agents, letting agents and property developers.

Launched in 2008, Zoopla has since been one of the fastest growing websites in the UK, now attracting over 40 million visits per month and we are proud to have collected numerous awards and accolades along the way, including being named one of the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta).

Zoopla is part of Zoopla Limited which was founded in 2007.

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