Area Guide For Alton

Alton is a village in the county of Staffordshire, England. It is noted for the theme park Alton Towers, built around the site of Alton Mansion (also named Alton Towers), which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury and designed by Augustus Pugin. The village is located on the eastern side of the Churnet valley. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and contains numerous buildings of architectural interest; the Round-House, Alton Castle (now a Catholic youth retreat centre), St Peter's Church, The Malt House, St John's Church and of course Alton Towers. Alton was served by Alton railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on July 13, 1849 and closed in the 1960s. The chained oak in Alton has been made famous by the ride Hex at Alton Towers and the legend involving the Earl of Shrewsbury. The village was home to seven public houses, including 'The Talbot', 'The Bulls Head', ' The Royal Oak', 'The Bridge House', 'The White Hart', 'The Blacksmiths Arms' and 'The Lord Shrewsbury' (formerly The Wild Duck, now wrongly named. Should have been the 'Earl of Shrewsbury'). The Talbot and The Lord Shrewsbury closed in 2008.


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Estimated Price: £451,186
Average Asking Price: £427,005
Price change in last one year: £44,558
Average Price Paid: £337,728
Average Rent Rates: £1,528


Property Prices Breakdown in Alton

Average Price for property in Alton is around £451,186 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £660,465 for detached house to around £350,123 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £290,362 and a flat is worth £187,907. Values have been changing and have risen £5,716 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £15,657 in last 6 months, £44,558 in last 1 year, £63,496 in last 2 years, £83,430 in last 3 years, £54,179 in last 4 years and £71,758 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in Alton is around £427,005 based on approximately 537 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 54 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £1,528 per month.

Estimated property value in Alton is £451,186. Average asking price is £427,005 while average price paid is £351,683 which is up by £44,558 and Avg. asking rent £1,528.Based on an Online Survey

Buyers are willing to pay high dollar prices to grab these properties because of the recent trend in real estate investment especially in Alton area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £351,683 based on approximately 537 sales in Alton area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 1,541 properties where buyers paid around £339,325. It has been same for some time now for e.g. if you take an average of amount paid in last 5 years, it comes to around £337,728 for 2,414 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 3,209 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £329,897 per sale.


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Breakdown of asking prices for homes of different sizes show that price varies clearly based on no of bedrooms and type of house. Asking price for a house with 1 bedroom is around £133,785, £266,930 for a 2 bedroom house, £423,698 for a 3 bedroom house, £607,987 for a 4 bedroom house and £904,511 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £154,251 for a single bedroom to £182,424 for a 2 bedroom Flat. To sum up the asking prices for properties in Alton it comes to around average £150,238 for 1 bedroom property, £222,529 for 2 bedroom, £423,698 for 3 bedroom, £607,987 for 4 bedroom and £904,511 for a 5 bedroom property.

Rent per calendar month varies similarly based on type and size of the house. If you look at the rents per month for houses alone it can vary from £793 for 1 bedroom to £925 for 2 bedrooms, £1,393 for 3 bedrooms, £1,549 for 4 bedrooms and £1,751 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 1 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £651. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 2 bedroom flat it will be around £755 and £1,101 for 3 bedroom. You should be generally be expecting around average £680 rent per month for single bedroom property, £863 for 2 bedroom, £1,357 for 3 bedroom, £1,549 for 4 bedroom and approximately £1,751 for a 5 bedroom property in Alton area.

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Disclaimer : Location real estate estimates and values are based on House price index background data and Sales data provided by United Kingdom Land registry Records available as public records from their website. This information is updated monthly on our website and may not reflect all public transactions. This information is based on estimated calculation generated from our developed algorithms. We are striving to make this information as accurate and useful as possible. This data covers the transactions received at Land Registry in the period 1/1/1995 to 9/1/2014. © Crown copyright 2014. Data produced by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2014.

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