House prices increased slightly, by 0.8%, in Lincolnshire in August, new figures show.
The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 9.7% annual growth.
The average Lincolnshire house price in August was £207,046, Land Registry figures show – a 0.8% increase on July.
Over the month, the picture was less good than that across the East Midlands, where prices increased 2.7%, and Lincolnshire underperformed compared to the 2.9% rise for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Lincolnshire rose by £18,000 – putting the area 21st among the East Midlands’s 39 local authorities for annual growth.
The best annual growth in the region was in South Holland, where property prices increased on average by 17.4%, to £221,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Rushcliffe gained 4.3% in value, giving an average price of £308,000.
Winners and Losers
Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Lincolnshire in August – they increased 1.1%, to £184,907 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 10.4%.
Among other types of property:
Detached: up 1% monthly; up 10.2% annually; £273,534 averageTerraced: up 0.1% monthly; up 8.8% annually; £147,138 averageFlats: down 0.2% monthly; up 4.7% annually; £103,782 average
First steps on the property ladder
First-time buyers in Lincolnshire spent an average of £173,000 on their property – £15,000 more than a year ago, and £33,000 more than in August 2016.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £231,000 on average in August – 34.0% more than first-time buyers.
How do property prices in Lincolnshire compare?
Buyers paid 6.6% less than the average price in the East Midlands (£222,000) in August for a property in Lincolnshire. Across the East Midlands, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £264,000.
The most expensive properties in the East Midlands were in Rutland – £349,000 on average, and 1.7 times as much as in Lincolnshire. Rutland properties cost 2.3 times as much as homes in Bolsover (£155,000 average), at the other end of the scale.
The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.
Average property price in August
Lincolnshire: £207,046The East Midlands:£221,693UK: £264,244
Annual growth to August
Lincolnshire: +9.7%The East Midlands: +10.3%UK: +10.6%
Best and worst annual growth in the East Midlands
South Holland: +17.4%Rushcliffe: +4.3%