Huge property price increases will soften the blow for Expats



House prices lifted by 13.6% in the year to August, valuing the average UK property at £295,903, according to the latest Land Registry House Price Index.


Average home prices across the country increased 0.9% over the month from July.


In England, house prices rose 1% in the month to August and 14.3% annually taking the average property price to £315,965.


While in London, house prices lifted 0.9% in the month to August and rose 8.3% annually taking the average property price to £552,755.


In Wales, house prices edged 0.2% higher in the month to August and rose 14.6% over the year taking the average property price to £220,059.


Across England, the East Midlands posted the greatest monthly rise with an increase of 2.3%, while the West Midlands saw the lowest monthly price growth, with a fall of 0.2%.


The Southwest reported the greatest annual price rise, up by 17%, while the capital’s annual rise of 8.3% was the lowest in England.


Value for money

The UK property market without doubt still offers remarkable value for money if you own a property or can afford to buy one.

Anybody who has owned a property in a good area of the UK over the last 10 years would have seen their investment grow substantially. Traditionally the UK property market has always offered good value long-term investment potential and there is no reason to believe this won’t continue.


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