Barking

The average house price for every London borough

House prices across the capital are continuing to rise, according to latest Land Registry figures. The new report reveals the east London borough of Newham is the fastest-growing area, with a recorded annual increase of 15.5 per cent. Also in the east, the borough of Barking and Dagenham experienced the highest monthly price increase, with a hike of 2.2 per cent. 

The report highlights that growth in the more affordable pockets of London is outstripping the rest of the market, with affordability constraints and a shortage of properties driving homebuyers to seek cheaper options.

We reveal the average house price growth for every London borough.
 

London's last affordable areas first-time buyers

Aspiring first-time buyers need to load up their Oyster cards, because strong annual price rises mean that key areas affordable to those on an average budget are in the depths of Zones 4, 5 and 6.

Top 25: up-and-coming Zone 3 areas to watch

London buyers are heading for Zone 3, where homes are 41 per cent cheaper on average than in Zone 2 - at £474,569 compared with £797,410. 

Zone 3 buyers can still feel they are in the heart of the capital as a transport revolution slashes journey times to central London and the City.

A new Thameslink station will serve the new district of Brent Cross Cricklewood, the Overground is being extended east to Barking, the proposed Bakerloo line extension will cut through south-east London to Beckenham -  and the Crossrail buzz is making hotspots of Zone 3 districts such as Ealing. 

Developers are in step, building homes complete with “lifestyle” packages and creating new town centres. We reveal the average house prices and best areas of Zone 3 to start your property search… VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE
 

Revealed: the cost of buying a home in every London borough

The latest Land Registry data reveals the average cost of buying a London home has risen by 16.3 per cent in the past year to £464,936. Waltham Forest is the London borough with the largest annual price growth of 25.1 per cent, while Barking and Dagenham has emerged as the most affordable borough to buy a home, with an average price of £265,912. We take a look at the average cost of buying a home in every London borough...
 

The average cost of renting in every London borough

A new report reveals the average cost of renting in London’s borough’s is  £1,461 a month. Discover the most affordable boroughs to live in based on private rental costs over a 12-month period throughout the capital, the cheapest areas include Barking and Dagenham (£864 a month), Bexley (£889 a month), Croydon (£916 a month) and Havering (£919 a month).

Barking up the right tree

Barking, once a grim part of the East End, has grand ideas. September sees it launch as Europe's biggest new town and a family destination