East Lindsey house prices dropped more than East Midlands average in September
House prices dropped by 1.2% – more than the average for the East Midlands – in East Lindsey in September, new figures show.
But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 3.3% over the last year.
The average East Lindsey house price in September was £234,997, Land Registry figures show – a 1.2% decrease on August.
Over the month, the picture was different to that across the East Midlands, where prices decreased 0.6%, and East Lindsey was lower than the 0.5% drop for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in East Lindsey rose by £7,400 – putting the area 11th among the East Midlands’s 35 local authorities with price data for annual growth.
The highest annual growth in the region was in North East Derbyshire, where property prices increased on average by 7.4%, to £257,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in North Kesteven lost 4.3% of their value, giving an average price of £260,000.
First steps on the property ladder
First-time buyers in East Lindsey spent an average of £196,000 on their property – £6,100 more than a year ago, and £44,500 more than in September 2018.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £258,900 on average in September – 32.1% more than first-time buyers.
Owners of flats saw the biggest fall in property prices in East Lindsey in September – they dropped 1.6% in price, to £105,767 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 2.1%.
Among other types of property:
- Detached: down 1.2% monthly; up 3.5% annually; £293,113 average
- Semi-detached: down 1.3% monthly; up 3.4% annually; £200,385 average
- Terraced: down 1.3% monthly; up 2.1% annually; £157,041 average
How do property prices in East Lindsey compare?
Buyers paid 6.4% less than the average price in the East Midlands (£251,000) in September for a property in East Lindsey. Across the East Midlands, property prices are lower than those across the UK, where the average cost is £291,000.
The most expensive properties in the East Midlands were in Rutland – £403,000 on average, and 1.7 times the price as in East Lindsey. Rutland properties cost 2.3 times the price as homes in Bolsover (£175,000 average), at the other end of the scale.
The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.
Average property price in September
- East Lindsey: £234,997
- The East Midlands:£251,068
- UK: £291,385
Annual change to September
- East Lindsey: +3.3%
- The East Midlands: +0.4%
- UK: -0.1%
Highest and lowest annual growth in the East Midlands
- North East Derbyshire: +7.4%
- North Kesteven: -4.3%