Peterborough house prices continue to rise according to latest figures

House prices increased by 2.4% in Peterborough in June, new figures show.

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 2:40 pm
New figures show that house prices increased by £19,000 in the last year in Peterborough.

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 9.5% annual growth.

The average Peterborough house price in June was £217,930, Land Registry figures show – a 2.4% increase on May.

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

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Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Peterborough rose by £19,000 – putting the area 18th among the East of England’s 50 local authorities for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in North Norfolk, where property prices increased on average by 23.9%, to £304,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Maldon gained 2.7% in value, giving an average price of £349,000.

Winners and Losers

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Peterborough in June – they increased 2.5%, to £349,524 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 10.5%.

Among other types of property:

Semi-detached: up 2.3% monthly; up 9.3% annually; £220,309 average

Terraced: up 2.4% monthly; up 9.6% annually; £174,110 average

Flats: up 2.5% monthly; up 7.8% annually; £117,057 average

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Peterborough spent an average of £183,000 on their property – £16,000 more than a year ago, and £41,000 more than in June 2016.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £246,000 on average in June – 34.1% more than first-time buyers.

How do property prices in Peterborough compare?

Buyers paid 33.4% less than the average price in the East of England (£327,000) in June for a property in Peterborough. Across the East of England, property prices are lower than those across the UK, where the average cost £266,000.

The most expensive properties in the East of England were in St Albans – £550,000 on average, and 2.5 times as much as in Peterborough. St Albans properties cost 2.8 times as much as homes in Great Yarmouth (£199,000 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

Peterborough: £217,930

The East of England: £327,017

UK: £265,668

Annual growth to June

Peterborough: +9.5%

The East of England: +12.1%

UK: +13.2%

Best and worst annual growth in the East of England

North Norfolk: +23.9%

Maldon: +2.7%