House prices increased by 3.5% – more than the average for West Midlands – in Bromsgrove in July, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 1.3% over the last year.

The average Bromsgrove house price in July was £350,538, Land Registry figures show – a 3.5% increase on June.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across West Midlands, where prices increased 0.2%, and Bromsgrove was above the 0.5% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Bromsgrove rose by £4,600 – putting the area 19th among West Midlands’s 30 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Malvern Hills, where property prices increased on average by 7.1%, to £340,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Staffordshire Moorlands lost 2.4% of their value, giving an average price of £223,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Bromsgrove spent an average of £271,600 on their property – £2,600 more than a year ago, and £46,700 more than in July 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £392,600 on average in July – 44.6% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Bromsgrove in July – they increased 3.6%, to £261,558 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 0.9%.

Among other types of property:

Detached: up 3.5% monthly; up 1.7% annually; £527,976 average

Semi-detached: up 3.5% monthly; up 1.4% annually; £318,260 average

Flats: up 3% monthly; down 0.3% annually; £156,150 average

How do property prices in Bromsgrove compare?

Buyers paid 39.5% more than the average price in West Midlands (£251,000) in July for a property in Bromsgrove. Across West Midlands, property prices are lower than those across the UK, where the average cost is £290,000.

The most expensive properties in West Midlands were in Stratford-on-Avon – £385,000 on average, and 10% in Bromsgrove. Stratford-on-Avon properties cost 2.7 times the price as homes in Stoke (£144,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.


Average property price in July

Bromsgrove: £350,538

West Midlands: £251,313

UK: £289,824

Annual growth to July

Bromsgrove: +1.3%

West Midlands: +0.4%

UK: +0.6%

Highest and lowest annual growth in West Midlands

Malvern Hills: +7.1%

Staffordshire Moorlands: -2.4%