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Average family home cost hits highest ever

Average family home cost hits highest ever

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Average family home cost hits highest ever


The cost of buying an average family home has hit its highest level since records began, at £664,000,

This, according to the new figures from Statistics Jersey, was a rise for three-bedroom homes of £59,000 on the first three months of the year.

Meanwhile, the average four-bedroom house price also hit its highest price on record at £979,000. 

Taking into account flats and houses, the overall "mix-adjusted" price for a home in Jersey stands at £512,000 - an 8% increase on the previous year when the figure was £474,000.

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Pictured: Mix-adjusted prices in Jersey and the UK in 000's.

This was higher than that of Guernsey and London, and more than twice that of both the UK and England.

While the average values of property transactions have gone up, the volume was also found to have risen.

In 2018, there were 408 transactions in the second quarter of the year, but as many as 487 in 2019.

The news comes as Jersey's government continues to wrestle with how to tackle the island's rising population amid what has been dubbed a housing crisis.

A report released earlier this year said that 7,000 new homes would be needed by 2025.

Read the full House Price Index report by clicking here. 

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