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Sidcup, Heathfield and Wallington are the top three hotspots for rising property values this year, Zoopla's latest figures show.

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  • Sidcup has seen its property values rise more than any other UK town for the first three months of 2018.

    The average home in the Kent commuter hotspot has seen £11,761 added to its price-tag - a rise of 2.89% and equivalent to more than £130 a day - according to figures from Prime Location's sister website Zoopla.

    The market town of Heathfield in East Sussex takes second place with the average property now worth £448,727. Wallingford in Oxfordshire places third ahead of Glastonbury in Somerset and Darwen in Lancashire.

    This spacious home in Sidcup is set in 4.2 acres, with a swimming pool and tennis court and is on the market for £1.85m

    At the bottom of the pile, Immingham in North East Lincolnshire is the worst performing town, with property prices dropping by 1.72%.

    The commuter town of Esher has also seen a drop of £12,042 with Ripon in North Yorkshire and Caernarfon, Gwynedd also seeing prices cool.

    The North West is Britain’s biggest boom region with an average property value increase of 1.85%, with Wales witnessing the lowest average property price increase of 0.11%.

    The total value of British homes rose by £114billion to £8.3 trillion in the first three months of 2018, equating to £44 per day on average.

    TOP 10 TOWNS FOR VALUE INCREASES (JANUARY - MARCH 2018)

    Ranking

    Towns

    Average value January (£)

    Average value March (£)

    £ increase in value Q1

    % increase in value Q1

    1

    Sidcup, Kent

    £406,729

    £418,490

    £11,761

    2.89%

    2

    Heathfield, East Sussex

    £436,202

    £448,727

    £12,525

    2.87%

    3

    Wallingford, Oxfordshire

    £488,157

    £502,017

    £13,860

    2.84%

    4

    Glastonbury, Somerset

    £305,889

    £314,476

    £8,587

    2.81%

    5

    Darwen, Lancashire

    £126,552

    £130,104

    £3,552

    2.81%

    6

    Faversham, Kent

    £328,246

    £337,389

    £9,143

    2.79%

    7

    Batley, West Yorkshire

    £140,069

    £143,947

    £3,878

    2.77%

    8

    Devizes, Wiltshire

    £319,906

    £328,744

    £8,838

    2.76%

    9

    Kenilworth, Warwickshire

    £397,190

    £408,085

    £10,895

    2.74%

    10

    Hungerford, West Berkshire

    £454,053

    £466,188

    £12,135

    2.67%

    BOTTOM 10 TOWNS FOR VALUE INCREASES (JANUARY - MARCH 2018)

    Ranking

    Towns

    Average value January (£)

    Average value March (£)

    £ decrease in value Q1

    % decrease in value (Q1)

    1

    Immingham, North East Lincs

    £121,805

    £119,708

    -£2,097

    -1.72%

    2

    Esher, Surrey

    £1,071,703

    £1,059,661

    -£12,042

    -1.12%

    3

    Ripon, North Yorkshire

    £285,982

    £282,885

    -£3,097

    -1.08%

    4

    Caernarfon, Gwynedd

    £172,974

    £171,177

    -£1,797

    -1.04%

    5

    Edgware, London

    £498,260

    £493,212

    -£5,048

    -1.01%

    6

    Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent

    £107,361

    £106,339

    -£1,022

    -0.95%

    7

    Snodland, Kent

    £274,711

    £272,109

    -£2,602

    -0.95%

    8

    Lee-On-The-Solent, Hants

    £322,587

    £319,570

    -£3,017

    -0.94%

    9

    Thame, Oxfordshire

    £444,012

    £439,966

    -£4,046

    -0.91%

    10

    Windsor, Windsor & Maidenhead

    £595,380

    £590,166

    -£5,214

    -0.88%

    REGIONAL VALUE CHANGES (JANUARY - MARCH 2018)

    Ranking

    Region

    Average value January (£)

    Average value March (£)

    £ increase in value Q1

    % increase in value Q1

    1

    North West England

    £192,397

    £195,949

    £3,552

    1.85%

    2

    East Midlands

    £212,557

    £215,914

    £3,357

    1.58%

    3

    Yorkshire & The Humber

    £174,353

    £177,103

    £2,750

    1.58%

    4

    West Midlands

    £223,886

    £227,363

    £3,477

    1.55%

    5

    London

    £663,172

    £673,013

    £9,841

    1.48%

    6

    South East England

    £404,546

    £410,452

    £5,906

    1.46%

    7

    East of England

    £355,648

    £360,695

    £5,047

    1.42%

    8

    North East England

    £186,002

    £188,580

    £2,578

    1.39%

    9

    South West England

    £301,847

    £306,009

    £4,162

    1.38%

    10

    Scotland

    £189,297

    £189,628

    £331

    0.17%

    11

    Wales

    £186,053

    £186,256

    £203

    0.11%

    Sources: Zoopla, April 2018  

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