A Coronation Comparison - How Have House Prices Changed?

News at Waterfords | 26/05/2022

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over a double bank holiday weekend, Waterfords Estate Agents have looked back at changes in the housing market during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II…

In 1952, the average price of a home was just £1,891. Adjusting for inflation that would be £57,997 today. At £267,620, the current average price of a home is over four times that figure.

Back in the 1950s, over two-thirds of households were renters; today close to two-thirds of households are owner-occupiers.

Like today, there was a housing shortage. But the 1950s was an era of rapid housebuilding, as part of the post-war reconstruction.

For those seeking to buy, the average price of property in 1952 equated to 4x average annual earnings, compared to over 8x today!


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We wish you all a very happy Platinum Jubilee weekend from the whole team here at Waterfords!

Source: Dataloft, Nationwide, ONS