Check which houses in your neighbourhood have sold for a million or more

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More than 400 properties in Essex were sold for over £1 million from 2023 to 2024, new Land Registry figures have shown. The data also shows specific areas of the county are high in demand for housing, with average prices rising by more than £120,000 from April 2023 to March 2024.

There were over 14,000 houses sold for over £1 million across England and Wales between the start of April 2023 and the end of March 2024. That’s according to an exclusive analysis of the latest Land Registry data by the Reach Data Unit. Almost half of them (49 per cent) were in London.

In Essex, there were 404 properties sold for more than £1million, with the highest selling price being a property in Waltham Abbey which sold for a whopping £24 million, vastly beating the second most expensive property purchase in Ingatestone which sold for £6.8million.

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Regarding the average prices of houses across Essex in this period, it was the CM4 postcode which emerged on top - covering Blackmore, Fryerning, Ingatestone, and Stock. There were 86 sales in this postcode region, averaging at £815,109, a rise of £4,501 since the previous year.

But in terms of the biggest average price rise in Essex, this went to Waltham Abbey, which had an average selling price of £585,171 from 148 sales. This was a rise of more than £135,000 (30 per cent) from the previous year. The biggest drop in average house prices was in Stansted Mountfitchet, where the average was £443,271, a 21 per cent drop of £122,000.

The cheapest place in Essex to buy a house was revealed as Clacton-on-Sea, with an average price of £236,951. There were 459 sales in this period in Clacton, and the average price dropped by 4.1 per cent, or just over £10,000.

The most expensive home sold in the last 12 months though was an apartment at Ashburton Place in Mayfair, London. The flat cost its new owners £38.64 million when it was bought in June. The next most expensive house was 38 Clarendon Road in Notting Hill, which sold for £35 million.

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At the other end of the scale, Middlesbrough is the cheapest place to buy a house in England and Wales. Homes in the TS1 postcode area sold for an average of £69,874 each in the year to the end of March.

That’s the lowest average of any postcode area in the country, excluding those with fewer than 20 sales. The DN31 postcode area, which covers Grimsby, had the next lowest average with homes there being sold for an average of £78,192 each.

In DL4 - Shildon in County Durham - homes were sold for an average of £85,666 each. In TS3 - east Middlesbrough - the average was £85,809, in BD1 - central Bradford - the average was £86,889, and in CF43 - Ferndale, north of Cardiff - it was £98,522.

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