|Acton Property Sales - February 2011|
Bromyard House sales bring down average price
After reaching an all-time high of over £400,000 in January, the average price of a property sold in Acton fell to £358,758 in February.
Some of the fall can be attributed to the number of sales of lower priced units in Bromyard House. However it does appear that prices have been drifting off since the beginning of the year and the number of transactions remains low.
London property prices are up by 3.2% in February compared to last year. Prices were down marginally on the previous month. This is still highest level in the country with the North East seeing prices fall by 7.1% in the same period. Nationally prices fell by 1.7% in February 2011 compared with February 2010.
This brings the average property price to £341,048, in comparison to the figure for England and Wales, which is £162,215.
Longer term London has also significantly outperformed the rest of the country according to the Nationwide House Price Index, with prices up 17% over the last five years. This compares to a modest 1.3% increase across the UK as a whole. Over the same period, the North was the worst performing region, with prices down 7.8%.
Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said, “Demand for homes has levelled out, supported by historically low interest rates and some stabilisation in the labour market. The continued uncertain outlook for the economy is likely to keep many potential buyers on the sidelines for some time yet. “Nevertheless, there are few signs of a glut of unsold homes building up on the market. Sellers remain reluctant to accept lower prices to secure a sale. In fact there are tentative signs that the volume of homes coming onto the market is slowing.”
The latest reported sales are given in the table below.
The numbers below are subject to revision as is it usual that some properties are added late to the Land Registry's database.
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Properties Sold in Acton W3 - February 2011
June 13, 2011