Monthly completed house sales volumes in England and Wales 2015-2018

Number of completed house sales in England and Wales from January 2015 to December 2018

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 5, 2019
Monthly completed house sales volumes in England and Wales 2015-2018 The number of house sales in England and Wales has remained stable over the previous years. House sales volumes can be affected by several factors, including mortgage rates, house prices, supply and demand as well as the overall health of the market. In the United Kingdom home ownership rates are one of the lowest in Europe.

House prices

Between July 2017 and July 2018, the average house price in England increased by over seven thousand British pounds. During the same time the twelve month percentage change in house prices for the United Kingdom increased by just three percent, a noticeable slow-down compared with the previous four years.

Mortgage interest rates helps buyers’ interest

  Compared with other European countries the average mortgage interest rates in The United Kingdom sit somewhere in the middle. Gross mortgage lending in 2017 amounted to almost 260 billion British pounds in the UK.
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Number of completed house sales in England and Wales from January 2015 to December 2018

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