Barry is top for UK house price growth

Link to Land & New Homes NewsThe home of one of the nation’s favourite sitcoms is currently Great Britain’s hottest market for property asking prices, according to new Rightmove data.

Barry, in the Vale Of Glamorgan in Wales, is famous in the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey sitcom as Stacey’s hometown, is currently the most thriving housing market with average asking prices rising by 11 per cent over the past year.

Fans of the show may also be interested to know that there’s currently a threebedroom end-of-terrace house for sale on the same street where some of the best-loved characters live in the show.

The average asking price of a property in Barry is currently £191,050, up from £172,752 this time last year. The 11 per cent increase compares to an increase in Wales overall of 2.9 per cent.

Average asking prices in Barry are more than 20% higher than they were five years ago when they were £156,878.

Rightmove’s Miles Shipside said, “It’s great to see Barry named as the country’s hottest property market right now. It’s a great tourist spot thanks to Gavin and Stacey, and Barry also has stunning coastal views.”

Andrew Fenton, Sales Director at Vale of Glamorgan based Chris Davies Estate Agents, said, “Barry is the place to be so I’m not at all surprised by Rightmove’s findings.”

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