Bucks house prices on the rise, latest data shows

Bucks buyers spent 22% more than the regional average.

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Thursday, 19th August 2021, 11:32 am

House prices increased by 1.4% in Buckinghamshire in June, new figures show.

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 10.7% annual growth.

The average Buckinghamshire house price in June was £437,135, Land Registry figures show – a 1.4% increase on May.

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House prices went up in Bucks

Over the month, the picture was less good than that across the South East, where prices increased 2.7%, and Buckinghamshire underperformed compared to the 4.5% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Buckinghamshire rose by £42,000 – putting the area 19th among the South East’s 70 local authorities for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in Hastings, where property prices increased on average by 18.5%, to £252,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Runnymede gained 0.9% in value, giving an average price of £433,000.

Winners and Losers

Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Buckinghamshire in June – they increased 1.6%, to £341,113 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 11.1%.

Among other types of property:

Detached: up 1.3% monthly; up 11.4% annually; £784,671 average

Semi-detached: up 1.4% monthly; up 10.9% annually; £428,350 average

Flats: up 1.5% monthly; up 8.7% annually; £236,331 average

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Buckinghamshire spent an average of £326,000 on their property – £30,000 more than a year ago, and £36,000 more than in June 2016.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £518,000 on average in June – 58.9% more than first-time buyers.

How do property prices in Buckinghamshire compare?

Buyers paid 22.8% more than the average price in the South East (£356,000) in June for a property in Buckinghamshire. Across the South East, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £266,000.

The most expensive properties in the South East were in Elmbridge – £650,000 on average, and 1.5 times as much as in Buckinghamshire. Elmbridge properties cost three times as much as homes in Southampton (£218,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea, where the average June sale price of £1.2 million could buy 13 properties in Burnley (average £99,000).

Factfile

Average property price in June

-Buckinghamshire: £437,135

-The South East: £355,948

-UK: £265,668

Annual growth to June

-Buckinghamshire: +10.7%

-The South East: +10.5%

-UK: +13.2%

Best and worst annual growth in the South East

-Hastings: +18.5%

-Runnymede: +0.9%