New research into the future of the UK property market has mapped out what the average house price will be in the North West by 2030.
Online estate agents eMoov.co.uk looked at the increase in UK property values between the year 2000 and 2015 and found property prices had increased by 84% during that time.
This map highlights just how dangerous this current artificial inflation of the market could be in the long run, it’s not just London that will become beyond the reach of the average UK homebuyer, the issue will spread the length and breadth of England, Scotland and WalesCEO of eMoov
eMoov then applied the same increase across each area of England, Scotland and Wales to project how much the average property could set you back in just 15 years’ time.
According to the formula, the average house price in Lancashire by 2030 will be £283,993, with Greater Manchester coming in at £316,920 and Cumbria at £316,555.
Unsurprisingly, London took the top spot in terms of the highest value, with the average capital house setting you back more than £1m in 2030.
Average house price across England could be as much as £457,433, close to the current asking price in the capital. Based on the current market, the only areas of England that will offer an average house price under £280,000 in just 15 years’ time are Merseyside (£275,074), East Riding of Yorkshire (£277,411) and Durham (£279,985).
“The past 15 years have seen extreme growth in the price commanded for UK property, as well as a crash as a direct result of this inflated growth,” said Russell Quirk, founder and CEO of eMoov.
“Although this research is only a projection of what may happen by 2030, it is safe to assume that with prices continuing to spiral beyond affordability, history could well repeat itself.
“Although rising prices are always good news for current homeowners, it’s extremely worrying to look at the difficulty many have in getting on the ladder at the moment, let alone with a price jump of 84% by 2030.
“This map highlights just how dangerous this current artificial inflation of the market could be in the long run, it’s not just London that will become beyond the reach of the average UK homebuyer, the issue will spread the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales.”
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