Eight of 10 UK regions record new peak average prices, with the West Midlands taking the top spot for regional annual price growth
Our friends at LSL Property Services produce a series of monthly reports on the property market including a House Price Index for England and Wales. The following is a brief summary of the report together with a link to a fuller version which includes a more details analysis.
- 39 of the 108 regions and counties in England and Wales set new peak prices - up from 26 last month
- This is the highest number of regions with peak prices in a month since March 2016
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The average house price rose to £301,278 in March, up 0.5% month-on-month and 3.3% annually. The West Midlands has become the region with the highest rate of annual house price growth at 4.8%, but the South East, including Greater London, sees price growth continuing to slow.
This is the first time that the West Midlands has taken the top spot in regional annual price growth since Your Move records began in January 1996, 21 years ago. Birmingham is currently seeing new peak prices, with annual increases of 7.8%, assisting the region to gain its number one position. By contrast, Greater London has fallen back into 9th position in terms of regional price change, one place ahead of the North East, which comes in last in the latest figures.
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