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“Average” property price nears half a million

“Average” property price nears half a million

Thursday 22 November 2018

“Average” property price nears half a million

Buying an “average” home in Jersey will now set you back close to half a million, a new report has found.

Statistics Jersey this morning published their Jersey House Price Index, which showed that the average price of a property in Jersey sits around £485,000.

Their findings showed that the island’s house prices were at a similar level to London (£484,000), but more than twice that of the UK overall (£232,000). 

The latest figure is a 7% increase from the same time last year. 

Despite the higher price, there were more transactions this quarter compared to last year, with 2017’s 365 leaping by more than 50 transactions to 417. It was the highest turnover of properties in a third quarter of the year since 2010.

The difference between two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes was found to be “relatively unchanged” in the latest quarter, remaining around £120,000.

One-bedroom flats were around half the price of the average home at £253,000 – around £26,000 more than across all of 2017.

Two-bedroom flats experienced a smaller price rise, going up by just £3,000 to £358,000 from 2017 to 2018. Statisticians noted that this was “largely driven by a higher percentage of properties being sold in mid-range price brackets from new developments.”

The mean price of two-bedroom houses sold in the latest quarter, at £471,000, was £29,000 greater than the previous quarter and £51,000 higher than the annual average of the previous calendar year.  

Four-bedroom home prices were said to have experienced “volatility” each quarter, exceeding £800,000 for the first time in 2016 and then £900,000 in the first part of this year. The most recent statistics show that they are now being sold for around £908,000 - £73,000 more than the annual average for 2017.

The news comes as Andium Homes confirmed that it had been forced to halt a major £30million affordable housing project by the States, who are rumoured to want the site for a new government headquarters.

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