Across England, house prices increased at an average of 0.84% a month, pushing the current average house price to £268,291
The house price boom caused by the introduction of the stamp duty holiday could see the average house price across England climb by another £23,000 before the end of the year, according to current market trends.
Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, analysed the average monthly rate of house price growth since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday back in July last year.
House prices increased at an average of 0.84% a month across England, pushing the current average house price to £268,291. Should this rate of growth continue for the remainder of the year, it could add a further £23,376 to the average homes value putting the average house price in England at £291,667.
The South East could be due to see the biggest boost, having seen house prices rise at 0.87% a month since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday. Although this isn’t the largest percentage increase, it would see the average house price climb by £31,176 by the end of the year if the current market performance persists.
The South West could also see house prices jump by a further £26,838 by December and while London has seen the lowest monthly rate of growth since last July at just 0.43%, this rate of growth could still add a further £21,623 to property values this year.
At an average of 1.09% a month, the North West has enjoyed the highest average monthly rate of house price growth since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday. It could push the average house price in the region as high as £205,456, a jump of £21,104.
The East Midlands could also see a rise of more than £20,000, while in the North East and West Midlands the rise would be the lowest, but even still, homeowners could see a rise of £12,139 and £18,206 respectively.
Managing director of Barrows and Forrester, James Forrester, commented: Enough time has passed since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday that we now have a clear picture of just how much it has impacted the property market. To see such strong and consistent growth on a monthly basis, for such a prolonged period of time, really demonstrates the positive impact it’s had on property values and we’re yet to see any signs of the market running low on steam in this respect.
He said: With house prices having already boomed, we’re sure to see more of the same and current trends would suggest homeowners across the nation are due to see the value of their homes climb by a further five figures before the year is out.
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