Cornwall house prices increased more than South West average in June
House prices increased by 0.8% – more than the average for the South West – in Cornwall in June, new figures show.
The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 13.2% over the last year.
The average Cornwall house price in June was £312,488, Land Registry figures show – a 0.8% increase on May.
Over the month, the picture was similar to that across the South West, where prices increased 0.5%, but Cornwall was lower than the 1% rise for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Cornwall rose by £36,000 – putting the area 15th among the South West’s 29 local authorities with price data for annual growth.
The highest annual growth in the region was in Mid Devon, where property prices increased on average by 16.9%, to £306,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Cheltenham gained 5.9% in value, giving an average price of £319,000.
An imbalance between supply and demand for properties has remained the primary reason behind climbing house prices across the UK throughout the pandemic.
But activity is starting to slow, with soaring inflation putting household budgets under pressure.
First steps on the property ladder
First-time buyers in Cornwall spent an average of £256,000 on their property – £29,000 more than a year ago, and £77,000 more than in June 2017.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £353,000 on average in June – 37.5% more than first-time buyers.
Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Cornwall in June – they increased 1.4%, to £249,701 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 13%.
Among other types of property:
- Detached: up 0.2% monthly; up 14% annually; £459,331 average
- Semi-detached: up 0.9% monthly; up 14.3% annually; £303,614 average
- Flats: up 1% monthly; up 8.5% annually; £169,952 average
How do property prices in Cornwall compare?
Buyers paid 3.1% less than the average price in the South West (£322,000) in June for a property in Cornwall. Across the South West, property prices are lower than those across the UK, where the average cost £286,000.
The most expensive properties in the South West were in Cotswold – £472,000 on average, and 1.5 times as much as more than in Cornwall. Cotswold properties cost 2.1 times as much as homes in Plymouth (£223,000 average), at the other end of the scale.
The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.
Average property price in June
- Cornwall: £312,488
- The South West:£322,329
- UK: £286,397
Annual growth to June
- Cornwall: +13.2%
- The South West: +8%
- UK: +7.8%
Highest and lowest annual growth in the South West
- Mid Devon: +16.9%
- Cheltenham: +5.9%