I found that a fairly typical four bedroom semi-detached townhouse with a garage on Hibiscus Crescent was bought for £187,000 in 2012. The same property sold for £225,000 in June this year, which is a rise of 20%. Prices in the town during this same time period rose by an average of 10.8%, so it should have sold for £207,200 if it had followed the towns average house price trend.
A three bedroom detached house again on Hibiscus Crescent sold for £226,950 in the summer of 2006, and was sold this summer for £249.950. This is again a decent rise of 10%, but average prices in this time have risen by a much more remarkable 26% in the area.
With rents for detached houses on the estate could achieve between £900 and 1100 per month, yields are around 5%. I think in terms of a rental investment, there are better properties, such as smaller two or three bedroom semis, or even ex local authority properties, but for owner occupation there are some bargains.
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