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Housing prices in St Helens

How average house prices and rents are changing in St Helens.

In St Helens:

House price £186,000

The average house price in St Helens was £186,000 in April 2024 (provisional), up 2.1% from April 2023. This was lower than the rise in the North West (3.8%) over the same period.

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Monthly rent £678

Private rents rose to an average of £678 in May 2024, an annual increase of 7.3% from £632 in May 2023. This was lower than the rise in the North West (9.0%) over the year.

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First-time buyers £167,000

The average price paid by first-time buyers was £167,000 in April 2024 (provisional). This was 2.3% higher than the average of £164,000 in April 2023 (revised).

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Mortgage buyers £197,000

For homes bought with a mortgage, the average house price was £197,000 in April 2024 (provisional). This was 2.3% higher than the average of £193,000 in April 2023 (revised).

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Warning:

Local housing data are based on a smaller number of properties than our national estimates. This means that short-term trends are more variable. We advise looking at trends over a year or longer.

We regularly revise our house prices estimates. UK-level rent estimates for the latest two months, and all house price data, are provisional and subject to revision.

Figures in this article are not seasonally adjusted.

You may also be interested in our recent analysis of which local areas of England and Wales have been most and least exposed to rising mortgage and rent costs during 2023.

Average house price in St Helens was £186,000 in April 2024

The provisional average house price in St Helens in April 2024 was £186,000. This was higher than the average of £182,000 in April 2023 (revised), a 2.1% rise.

Annual change in house prices in St Helens

House price annual inflation, St Helens, January 2005 to April 2024

Across the North West, the average house price in April 2024 was £217,000, which was more than a year earlier (£209,000).

Across Great Britain, a home sold for an average of £284,000 in April 2024, which was up slightly from the April 2023 average of £281,000.

In the year to April 2024, the average price for semi-detached properties in St Helens rose by 2.6%, while the average price for flats stayed around the same over the year.

Change in house price by type of property in St Helens

Provisional figure for 12-month change in house price, by property type, April 2024

For each property type, average prices as of April 2024 in St Helens were:

  • Detached properties: £306,000
  • Semi-detached properties: £194,000
  • Terraced properties: £145,000
  • Flats and maisonettes: £106,000

Average private rents rose in St Helens

The average monthly private rent in St Helens was £678 in May 2024. This was an increase from £632 in May 2023, a 7.3% rise.

Annual change in rents in St Helens

Private rental price annual inflation, St Helens, January 2016 to May 2024

Across the North West, the average monthly rent was £835, up from £766 a year earlier.

Across Great Britain, the average rent price in May 2024 was £1,262, which was up from £1,161 in May 2023.

Average rent in St Helens compared with the North West

Average rental price, May 2024

In St Helens, the average rent for semi-detached properties rose by 7.5%, while for detached properties, it increased by 7.0%.

Average rent for one bed properties rose by 7.6%, while the average for four-or-more bed properties increased by 6.5%.

Change in average rents by bedroom number in St Helens

Monthly private rental price, annual inflation, May 2024

By how many bedrooms there are in a property, average rents as of May 2024 in St Helens were:

  • One bedroom: £495
  • Two bedrooms: £615
  • Three bedrooms: £757
  • Four or more bedrooms: £1,125

Taking the data instead by property type, average rents were:

  • Flats and maisonettes: £579
  • Terraced properties: £666
  • Semi-detached properties: £741
  • Detached properties: £994

First-time buyers in St Helens paid £167,000 on average in April 2024

The provisional average price paid by first-time buyers was £167,000 in April 2024. This was higher than the revised April 2023 average of £164,000.

First-time buyer house price in St Helens compared with the North West

Average house price for first-time buyers in April 2024

In comparison, home-movers in St Helens paid an average of £208,000 in April 2024. This was slightly higher than £205,000 a year earlier.

In April 2024, the average price was £245,000 in the North West and £326,000 in Great Britain.

We do not produce figures for first-time buyer prices by type of property. Average house prices by property type for price paid data are available above.

Average house price for mortgage buyers rose in St Helens

The average price of a home bought with a mortgage in St Helens was £197,000 in April 2024 (provisional). This was higher than an average of £193,000 in April 2023 (revised).

Across the North West, the average price of a home bought with a mortgage was £227,000, up from £218,000 a year earlier.

Across Great Britain, the average price for buying with a mortage in April 2024 was £293,000, which was up slightly from an average of £289,000 in April 2023.

Price paid when buying with a mortgage or cash in St Helens

Average house price in April 2024

For cash buyers in St Helens, the average was £163,000 in April 2024 (provisional), which was up slightly from a revised figure of £161,000 a year earlier.

In April 2024, the average was £197,000 in the North West and £266,000 in Great Britain.

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This article is regularly updated with the most recent rents and house prices information. The full time series for rental prices can be found in our associated data releases. The full time series for house prices can be found in the UK House Price Index reports on gov.uk.

You can also read our most recent Private rent and house prices bulletin.

The methods used to produce the rental prices can be found in the Price Index of Private Rents Quality and Methodology Information. The methods used to produce the house prices can be found in the House Price Index Quality and Methodology Information.

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