Average UK house price jumps by £25,000 in a year

Average UK house price jumps by £25,000 in a year

That's according to data from the ONS

The average UK house price was £25,000 higher in August than a year earlier, according to official figures.

Property values increased by 10.6% over the year to August 2021, up from 8.5% in July, the Office for National Statistics said.

It added: “The average UK house price was £264,000 in August 2021, which is £25,000 higher than this time last year.”

The average house price in Scotland surged by 16.9% to a record high of £181,000.

Average house prices increased over the year in England to £281,000 (a 9.8% annual increase), in Wales to £195,000 (12.5%) and in Northern Ireland to £153,000 (9.0%).

In England, for the ninth month in a row, London was the region with the lowest annual house price growth (7.5%) – although prices there still hit a new record high in August.

The North East had the highest annual house price growth in England, with average prices increasing by 13.3%.

London’s average house price remained the highest of any region in the UK at an average of £526,000 – the highest on record, the ONS said.

The North East continued to have the lowest average house price, at £149,000.

A stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland was tapered from July, before ending completely from October.

ONS head of economic statistics Sam Beckett said: “Annual house price growth rebounded in August from the dip seen last month following changes to the stamp duty holiday.”

She added: “Scotland saw the highest growth in house prices and although London’s growth was once again the weakest, it has picked up significantly from last month’s trough.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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