Average English Home Price Passes £300,000 – Rightmove

The average asking price for a home in England and Wales passed £300,000 for the first time in March, property website Rightmove said on Monday, as buyers rushed to beat a property tax rise which comes into force next month.

Asking prices for homes in London were 11 percent higher than a year earlier, but prices in the capital were flat compared with February with the biggest month-on-month increases in central, south west and north east England.

Demand has grown in recent months as people seeking second homes or properties to rent them out hurry to finish their transactions before a hike in a property tax due to take effect on April 1.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam