New Build Market Review 2006 to April 2017

By: LSL Land & New Homes


The New Build Market Review shows the overall, top level status of the New Build property market for the last decade, to the end of April 2017.

The volume of *transactions following the 2009 crash was impaired for several years, but in recent years levels are now beginning to exceed pre-2009 volumes. (*A New Build transaction for reporting purposes is defined as a completed, full-price property sale).

Transaction volumes to Apr 2017

Interestingly the house price recovered much more rapidly and the overall monthly value of the market is now almost double the value of the market in 2007. (In the graph below the total value of all transactions are listed by month from Jan 2007 to the close of April 2017. Units are in billions.) The overall trend continues to see price growth into the future, in part driven by inflation.

Market value to end April 2017

When the total annual value of the market is viewed by year from 2007 to 2016 there is a slightly reduced rate of increase in 2016.

Market value by year 2007 to 2016 line graph

On a regional basis London and the South East have led the way in terms of the number of post-recovery transactions recorded on a year by year basis. (The graph below shows values from 2007 to 2016).

Transactions by region to 2016

When the value of all transactions by region is considered London has outperformed all other regions, with an overall value in 2016 in excess of £10 billion.

Transaction value by region 2007-2017

Average property prices for each major type of property (houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses and flats) have all showed consistent increases since 2009 and the trend seems likely to continue.

Average purchase prices for houses Jan 2007 to Apr 2017

Average purchase prices for semi detached houses Jan 2007 Apr 2017

Average purchase prices for terraced houses Jan 2007 to Apr 2017

Data for the above has been obtained from official Government sources.

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