House prices increased slightly, by 0.8%, in Stockport in June, new figures show.
The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 8.8% over the last year.
The average Stockport house price in June was £283,192, Land Registry figures show – a 0.8% increase on May.
Over the month, the picture was different to that across the North West, where prices increased 2.1%, and Stockport was lower than the 1% rise for the UK as a whole.
Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Stockport rose by £23,000 – putting the area 28th among the North West’s 39 local authorities with price data for annual growth.
The highest annual growth in the region was in St Helens, where property prices increased on average by 19.5%, to £184,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Allerdale gained 1.1% in value, giving an average price of £175,000.
An imbalance between supply and demand for properties has remained the primary reason behind climbing house prices across the UK throughout the pandemic.
But activity is starting to slow, with soaring inflation putting household budgets under pressure.
First steps on the property ladder
First-time buyers in Stockport spent an average of £228,000 on their property – £18,000 more than a year ago, and £57,000 more than in June 2017.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £327,000 on average in June – 43.1% more than first-time buyers.
Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Stockport in June – they increased 1.1%, to £217,167 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 8.6%.
Among other types of property:
Detached: up 0.4% monthly; up 9.8% annually; £490,137 averageSemi-detached: up 0.9% monthly; up 9.8% annually; £303,216 averageFlats: up 0.9% monthly; up 4.4% annually; £163,146 average
How do property prices in Stockport compare?
Buyers paid 33.4% more than the average price in the North West (£212,000) in June for a property in Stockport. Across the North West, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £286,000.
The most expensive properties in the North West were in Trafford – £362,000 on average, and 1.3 times as much as more than in Stockport. Trafford properties cost three times as much as homes in Burnley (£120,000 average), at the other end of the scale.
The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.
Average property price in June
Stockport: £283,192The North West:£212,347UK: £286,397
Annual growth to June
Stockport: +8.8%The North West: +6.2%UK: +7.8%
Highest and lowest annual growth in the North West
St Helens: +19.5%Allerdale: +1.1%