This fascinating question was posed by the 14-year-old son of one of my Nuneaton landlords when they both popped into my office.
The very next weekend, I sat down and calculated what the total value of all the properties in Nuneaton are worth … and just for fun, worked out how much they have gone up in value since his son was born back in the autumn of 2002! I used information from the latest census, land registry and the ONS.
So, here you are…
In the last 14 years, since the autumn of 2002, the total value of Nuneaton property has increased by a staggering 98.7%. Interesting, when you consider the FTSE100 has risen by 68.9% and inflation (i.e. the UK Retail Price Index) rose by 38.7% during the same 14 years.
When I delved deeper into the numbers, the average price currently being paid for Nuneaton households stands at £158,621… but you know me, I wasn’t going to stop there, so I split the property market down into individual property types in Nuneaton; the average numbers come out like this ..
Nuneaton Property Market:
Average Value of a Detached Property: £252,606
Average Value of a Semi-Detached Property: £153,797
Average Value of a Terraced/Town House Property:£123,336
Average Value of an Apartment: £87,498
… yet it got even more fascinating when I multiplied the total number of each type of property by the average value. Even though detached houses are more expensive, when you compare them with the much cheaper semi-detached houses, you can quite clearly see detached properties don’t fare much better in terms of total pound note value of the semi-detached houses.
Total Value of Nuneaton Detached Properties : £3,224,262,984
Total Value of Nuneaton Semi-Detached Properties: £3,122,232,897
Total Value of Nuneaton Terraced/Town House Properties: £1,745,944,416
Total Value of Nuneaton Apartments: £595,773,882
A GRAND TOTAL OF…. £8,688,214,179 !!
So, what does this all mean for Nuneaton? Well as we enter the unchartered waters of 2017 and beyond, even though property values are already declining in certain parts of the previously over cooked Central London property market, the outlook in Nuneaton remains relatively good as over the last five years, the local property market was a lot more sensible than central London’s.
Nuneaton house values will remain resilient for several reasons. Firstly, demand for rental property remains strong with continued immigration and population growth. Secondly, with 0.25% interest rates, borrowing has never been so cheap and finally the simple lack of new house building in Nuneaton not keeping up with current demand, let alone eating into years and years of under investment – means only one thing – yes it might be a bumpy ride over the next 12 to 24 months but, in the medium term, property ownership and property investment in Nuneaton has always, and will always, ride out the storm.
I called the interested boy to tell him my findings… “Oh” he said, “That’s a lot of money…!”
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