The staggering amount house prices have risen in 25 years – how much is your home worth?


Property does not come cheap and the value of a house has risen by a staggering amount in recent years. House prices across the country have leaped up over the last 25 years, according to research by Compare My Move. Looking at the 50 biggest cities in the UK, the study revealed how the cost of buying a house has risen by hundreds of thousands of pounds. How has the price changed in your area?

Price rises March 1995 to June 2019

Oxford £77,470 – £396,387

Cambridge £77,747 – 438,181

London £72,969 – £466,824

Poole £60,405 – £304,635

Reading £57,402 – £293,291

York £55,294 – £250,933

Slough £53,336 – £280,473

Swindon £53,055 – £213,629

Bournemouth £50,182 – £242,669

Milton Keynes – £258,965 – £49,485

In February 1995, the average price of a property in London was a modest £73,227, however this jumped up to £488,527 in July 2017.

However, the biggest jump in property price was in Brighton, which had an increase of 668 per cent since 1995, going from £48,459 in March 1995 to £396,387.

Those hoping to settle down in Cambridge will be hit with the second highest price houses in the UK, with the average fee up to £438,181 from £74,882 in 1995.

The study revealed houses in Glasgow had the smallest growth in price, increasing by just 179 per cent.

On average, property value across the whole of the UK jumped up by a staggering 318 per cent in just under 25 years.


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