The average price of a home in the UK rose by 7.2 per cent during 2016, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry and Office for National Statistics (ONS).
In the UK, the average home now costs £220,000, which rises to £236,000 in England alone, whereas average property values in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all below the £200,000 mark.
Average house prices in the north-west of England hit £152,000 at the end of 2016 having steadily climbed in recent months.
Earlier this month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) noted that new instructions among their members fell in January, indicating that fewer people are putting their homes on the market.
RICS stressed that a lack of supply of suitable homes across the country is putting upward pressure on house prices. This lack of supply is impacting not only first-time buyers, but also those who are looking to move to a bigger property, as there are fewer options open to them.
Some homeowners could decide that the best option is to improve their existing home rather than move to a new one. There are a number of things you can do to make more space in your property – such as adding a conservatory – or to make it more appealing to buyers if you do decide to sell.
Ensuring that all your windows are in good condition by fitting new double glazing could be just one job for you to do this year.
If you’re looking for double glazing services in Cheshire, contact us today to see how we could help you improve your home.