Bedford house prices drop slightly, according to latest figures

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Owners of detached houses were the most affected

House prices dropped slightly, by 1%, in Bedford in June, new figures show.

But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 2.2% over the last year.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Read More
This stylish Edwardian house in Bedford's Beverley Crescent even has a rare revo...
House prices dropped slightly, by 1%, in Bedford in JuneHouse prices dropped slightly, by 1%, in Bedford in June
House prices dropped slightly, by 1%, in Bedford in June

The average Bedford house price in June was £347,860, Land Registry figures show – a 1% decrease on May.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across the East of England, where prices increased 1.3%, and Bedford was lower than the 0.7% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Bedford rose by £7,600 – putting the area 16th among the East of England’s 45 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in East Cambridgeshire, where property prices increased on average by 6.7%, to £352,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Fenland lost 4.1% of their value, giving an average price of £227,000.


Hide Ad
Hide Ad

First-time buyers in Bedford spent an average of £279,400 on their property – £6,300 more than a year ago, and £43,000 more than in June 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £397,900 on average in June – 42.4% more than first-time buyers.


Owners of detached houses saw the biggest fall in property prices in Bedford in June – they dropped 1.3% in price, to £581,731 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 2.9%.

Among other types of property:

Semi-detached: down 1% monthly; up 2.2% annually; £349,002 average

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Terraced: down 0.7% monthly; up 1.4% annually; £269,607 average

Flats: down 0.8% monthly; up 1.6% annually; £180,472 average


Buyers paid 1% less than the average price in the East of England (£351,000) in June for a property in Bedford. Across the East of England, property prices are high compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £288,000.

The most expensive properties in the East of England were in St Albans – £575,000 on average, and 1.7 times the price as in Bedford. St Albans properties cost 2.7 times the price as homes in Great Yarmouth (£217,000 average), at the other end of the scale.