The latest Hometrack index reveals that city house prices have grown by 4.6% over the last year.

Manchester is registering the highest rate of growth at 7.4%, followed by Liverpool (7.2%), Birmingham (6.8%) and Leicester (6.5%). However house prices are falling in real terms across six cities; Southampton, Oxford, Belfast, London, Cambridge and Aberdeen.

Manchester also has the lowest level of discounting (2.2%) across all cities in England and Wales. This remains on a downward trend.

 

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Average price increases, 2017H2 – 2018H1

Average price increases chart, 2017H2 - 2018H1

UK city house price inflation (%yoy)

UK city house price inflation (%yoy) graph

Price changes

 

London house price growth

London house price growth infographic

House price growth across the London City index is now 0.7% over the last 12 months.

Fastest growing cities

Fastest growing cities infographic

Manchester is the fastest growing city this month, followed by Liverpool and Birmingham.

House price falls

House price falls

House prices in Aberdeen are falling by -2.8% per annum, and in real terms across six other UK cities.

Discount from asking prices varies across cities

 

Discount from asking prices graph

 

The discount from asking to sales prices provides and important insight into the relative strength of local housing markets. For example, Liverpool has the second fastest rate of growth as prices rise quickly off of a low base. Manchester has the lowest level of discounting across all the cities in England and Wales.

City level summary

 

City level summary map of the UK