South West England

Area Guide For South West England

Dorset or archaically, Dorsetshire, is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. Dorset covers an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi); it borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is situated in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation; the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density. The county has a long history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorset's indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early middle ages, the Saxons settled the area and made Dorset a shire. The first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the 8th century and the black death entered England at Melcombe Regis


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Estimated Price: £269,882
Average Asking Price: £365,746
Price change in last one year: £20,056
Average Price Paid: £226,916
Average Rent Rates: £1,906


Property Prices Breakdown in South West England

Average Price for property in South West England is around £269,882 which varies based on type of property you are interested in and ranges from £390,061 for detached house to around £238,258 for semi-detached. Similarly terraced house is around £204,014 and a flat is worth £182,570. Values have been changing and have risen £2,014 in last 3 months alone. Similar historical trend can be observed in price changes e.g. prices changed £5,395 in last 6 months, £20,056 in last 1 year, £26,313 in last 2 years, £27,613 in last 3 years, £25,571 in last 4 years and £25,038 in last 5 years.

Currently average asking price of a property in South West England is around £365,746 based on approximately 82,929 properties for sale. Same is the case with rental options based on 191,033 properties up for rent, average asking rent is around £1,906 per month.

Estimated property value in South West England is £269,882. Average asking price is £365,746 while average price paid is £235,854 which is up by £20,056 and Avg. asking rent £1,906.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 South West England area. In last 1 year alone average price buyer paid is around £235,854 based on approximately 82,929 sales in South West England area alone. If you compare it to last 3 years sales of 240,917 properties where buyers paid around £228,702. 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 £226,916 for 385,987 and average amount paid for purchase of approx. 518,148 properties sold in last 7 years comes to about £224,086 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 £141,370, £158,208 for a 2 bedroom house, £227,243 for a 3 bedroom house, £409,622 for a 4 bedroom house and £705,693 for a 5 bedroom house. For a flat similarly the prices varies from £230,222 for a single bedroom to £324,190 for a 2 bedroom Flat. Same is the case with 3 bedroom flat £820,675, £1,712,274 for a 4 bedroom flat and £2,880,701 for a 5 bedroom flat. To sum up the asking prices for properties in South West England it comes to around average £215,673 for 1 bedroom property, £234,585 for 2 bedroom, £273,125 for 3 bedroom, £432,678 for 4 bedroom and £732,905 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 £722 for 1 bedroom to £841 for 2 bedrooms, £1,093 for 3 bedrooms, £1,753 for 4 bedrooms and £2,500 for 5 bedrooms house. But if you are interested in renting a 1 bedroom flat then rent per month can be around £1,173. As the no. of bedroom increase so will the rent e.g. for a 2 bedroom flat it will be around £1,661, £3,190 for 3 bedroom, £4,766 for 4 bedroom and around £5,540 for 5 bedroom flat. You should be generally be expecting around average £1,088 rent per month for single bedroom property, £1,407 for 2 bedroom, £1,713 for 3 bedroom, £2,180 for 4 bedroom and approximately £2,807 for a 5 bedroom property in South West England 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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