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25 Oct, 2023

Liverpool Property Prices Rise 1.6% in August

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    Land Registry Shows Growth in Liverpool Property Market

    With the arrival of the latest HM Land Registry UK House Price Index data, we take a look at the state of the current Liverpool property investment and analyse why it still represents an excellent buy-to-let landscape despite high inflation and interest rates.

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    What Did the UK House Price Index Say About the Liverpool Property Market?

    The latest figures show that house prices increased by 2.2% in August (year-on-year), which is 2% higher than growth across the country as a whole. In addition, prices also increased by 1.6% between July and August.

    According to the data, the average property price rose by £3,900.

    As such, the most recent average Liverpool house price is £180,286. In comparison, the national average house price is £291,044. This makes Liverpool property prices around 47% cheaper.

    Meanwhile, the North West saw prices remain static between July and August, while Liverpool’s monthly rise was above the 0.3% national rise.

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    Liverpool and UK Property Prices at a Glance

    AreaAverage Property PricePrice Growth Annually
    North West£215,7910%


    What Does This Mean for Liverpool’s Average Rental Yield?

    With Liverpool’s property prices rising, rental yields have also shifted. puts the average rent in Liverpool at £1,030 PCM. As such, the average rental yield in this city is 6.8%.

    The country has an average rental yield of 5.2%, making Liverpool a more lucrative buy-to-let property market than many other cities.


    How Did Liverpool Compare to the Rest of the North West?

    The figures show that buyers in Liverpool paid 16.5% less than North West’s average price. However, North West prices (around £216,00) are much lower than the national average.

    Across the North West, the most expensive properties were in Trafford in Greater Manchester – roughly £372,000 and more than 2% more expensive than Liverpool properties. On the other end of the scale, Burnley prices are around £111,000, which saw a 5.6% decrease in price.

    As usual, the highest property prices were in London – Kensington and Chelsea at roughly £1.4 million.

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    What Else Did the UK House Price Index Say About Liverpool’s Property Market?

    The UK House Price Index showed the difference between first-time buyer activity and those who previously owned a property.

    First-time buyers spent £158,900 on their homes – more than £ 3,000 more than in August 2022 and £42,000 more than in 2018.

    Former owner-occupiers paid roughly £200,000 on average, more than 25% greater than first-time buyers.


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      What Are the Average Liverpool Property Prices By Property Type?

      As you would expect, detached properties are the most expensive type of home in Liverpool, rising 4.1% over the year to £362,797 on average.

      Interestingly, Liverpool’s flats and apartments saw a 3.70% growth, suggesting that Liverpool’s buy-to-let apartment market continues to attract investors to the city centre.

      See the full breakdown below:

      Property TypeAverage PricePrice Growth (Annual)Price Growth (Month)

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      Dale Barham

      Dale is a property content writer at RWinvest. Keeping a close eye on the UK property market, Dale helps our readers stay informed and up to date on the latest market news and statistics.

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