House Prices Surge In East of England

Mon 20 Feb 2017

Last week’s latest property report by Home.co.uk has highlighted the rapid appreciation of property prices across our region, the East of England. This explosive price growth reverses previous falls in December and January and takes the average home price (both regionally and nationally) to a new all-time high.

Average home prices in the East of England have grown by 9.9% year on year – twice as fast as the next best region (East Midlands).

Tim Lovett, Managing Director at Lovett’s says “Quarter 4 of this year has been extremely busy for us, with both Sales and Lettings activity defying all the negative property market stories in the media at present. However there is a concern that with supply also rising fast (8% year on year), this cannot be sustainable as peoples earnings and rents are being left behind.  

At present, the average property price is 10.8 times the average salary across the region, with rents accountable for 42% of the monthly wage. This seems to be an eastern bubble as the supply of property entering the market nationally dropped by 5% year on year. 

"Having dealt with Lovett for several years i cannot praise them enough. I let my house out for a short time and have now sold it. All via Lovetts. Every member of staff i have dealt with have been pleasant, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Would not hesitate to recommend them 100%."
John Miller

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