Nov 28, 2011
The October data from Land Registry’s flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of 3.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £159,999.
The monthly change from September to October is a decrease of 0.9 per cent and continues the negative monthly price change seen in September.
The only region in England and Wales to experience an increase in its average property value over the last 12 months is London with a movement of 0.3 per cent. The East experienced the greatest monthly rise with a movement of 0.7 per cent. The North East experienced the greatest annual price fall with a decrease of 7.2 per cent. Wales experienced the most significant monthly price fall with a movement of -3.0 per cent.
The most up-to-date figures available show that during August 2011, the number of completed house sales in England and Wales increased by 1 per cent to 62,010 from 61,469 in August 2010. The number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million in August 2011 decreased by 7 per cent to 714 from 764 in August 2010.