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 May 16, 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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Number of completed house sales
Dec '1865,151
Nov '18 80,286
Oct '18 77,473
Sep '18 70,795
Aug '18 87,950
Jul '18 77,314
Jun '18 82,604
May '18 71,033
Apr '18 62,117
Mar '18 71,890
Feb '18 61,770
Jan '18 60,308
Dec '1781,181
Nov '1781,262
Oct '1781,518
Sep '1782,506
Aug '1787,242
Jul '1781,136
Jun '1789,018
May '1773,109
Apr '1765,808
Mar '1778,295
Feb '1763,887
Jan '1760,554
Dec '1684,186
Nov '1678,181
Oct '1674,782
Sep '1680,168
Aug '1683,777
Jul '1681,976
Jun '1678,071
May '1663,304
Apr '1655,412
Mar '16125,046
Feb '1668,339
Jan '1662,780
Dec '1584,495
Nov '1582,925
Oct '1592,632
Sep '1583,993
Aug '1585,875
Jul '1594,252
Jun '1585,909
May '1575,812
Apr '1565,541
Mar '1568,555
Feb '1560,419
Jan '1559,092
Number of completed house sales
Dec '1865,151
Nov '18 80,286
Oct '18 77,473
Sep '18 70,795
Aug '18 87,950
Jul '18 77,314
Jun '18 82,604
May '18 71,033
Apr '18 62,117
Mar '18 71,890
Feb '18 61,770
Jan '18 60,308
Dec '1781,181
Nov '1781,262
Oct '1781,518
Sep '1782,506
Aug '1787,242
Jul '1781,136
Jun '1789,018
May '1773,109
Apr '1765,808
Mar '1778,295
Feb '1763,887
Jan '1760,554
Dec '1684,186
Nov '1678,181
Oct '1674,782
Sep '1680,168
Aug '1683,777
Jul '1681,976
Jun '1678,071
May '1663,304
Apr '1655,412
Mar '16125,046
Feb '1668,339
Jan '1662,780
Dec '1584,495
Nov '1582,925
Oct '1592,632
Sep '1583,993
Aug '1585,875
Jul '1594,252
Jun '1585,909
May '1575,812
Apr '1565,541
Mar '1568,555
Feb '1560,419
Jan '1559,092
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited May 16, 2019
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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