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Chrome October 2014 - House prices

House prices

The average house price now stands at £460,521.

Nick Barnes, Head of Research

Top 5 London Boroughs


  • 1. Lambeth 28.6%
  • 2. Waltham Forest 26.4%
  • 3. Lewisham 26.2%
  • 4. Southwark 26.0%
  • 5. Hammersmith & Fulham 24.6%

Stormy Cloudy Settled Fair Fine

Average annual sold prices in London also slowed in September but nonetheless remained punchy at 18.4%. The average house price now stands at £460,521. The less central, lower value boroughs continue to see the strongest price growth, with Lambeth (+28.6%) and Waltham Forest (+26.4%) leading the way. Nonetheless, in the prime Kensington & Chelsea borough prices rose by a not inconsiderable 15.2% over the same period.

NB comment: Average sold prices in the capital continue to defy logic – high double digit growth cannot be sustainable long term. It is usually the prime sector which experiences a slowdown first – but is also first to lead the subsequent upturn. Prime values are already slowing, so expect the wider market to follow by next year.

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Nick has more than 20 years’ experience within the property research arena.

Nick Barnes

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