Bucks house prices increased more than regional average

First-time buyers in Bucks spent an average of £330,000 on their property

By Katie Williams, Data Reporter
Friday, 21st January 2022, 10:52 am

House prices increased by 0.7% – more than the average for the South East – in Bucks, new figures show.

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 9.4% annual growth.

The average Buckinghamshire house price was £447,579, Land Registry figures show – a 0.7% increase on October.

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The average property price in Buckinghamshire is £447,579

Over the month, the picture was similar to that across the South East, where prices increased 0.5%, but Buckinghamshire underperformed compared to the 1.2% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Buckinghamshire rose by £38,000 – putting the area 38th among the South East’s 64 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in Hastings, where property prices increased on average by 22.4%, to £276,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Woking gained just 3.7% in value, giving an average price of £442,000.

The new data released this week is accurate up to December.

Winners and Losers

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Buckinghamshire – they increased 0.8%, to £440,633 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 10.1%.

Among other types of property:

Detached: up 0.8% monthly; up 11.8% annually; £820,452 average

Terraced: up 0.5% monthly; up 7.2% annually; £342,687 average

Flats: up 0.4% monthly; up 5.8% annually; £235,246 average

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Buckinghamshire spent an average of £330,000 on their property – £26,000 more than a year ago, and £38,000 more than in November 2016.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £534,000 on average in November – 61.7% more than first-time buyers.

How do property prices in Buckinghamshire compare?

Buyers paid 21.3% more than the average price in the South East (£369,000) in November for a property in Buckinghamshire. Across the South East, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £271,000.

The most expensive properties in the South East were in Elmbridge – £692,000 on average, and 1.5 times as much as more than in Buckinghamshire. Elmbridge properties cost three times as much as homes in Southampton (£233,000 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 November

Buckinghamshire: £447,579

The South East: £369,093

UK: £270,708

Annual growth to November

Buckinghamshire: +9.4%

The South East: +9.6%

UK: +10%

Best and worst annual growth in the South East

Hastings: +22.4%

Woking: +3.7%