Fans of West Ham United may not have had too much to celebrate as another season of perceived underachievement comes to an end. That said there is cause for celebration for fans and homeowners in the shadow of the Boleyn Ground, as West Ham would have won the title if the Premier League was measured on house price growth.
With overall sold prices in West Ham over the last year up 32% on the previous year, and an overall average sold price of £302,608 they have taken this year’s proverbial trophy.
We’ve gathered research provided by Rightmove to form this years 2015 House Price Premier League, which takes into account the average increase in sold for prices over the last year (2014 – 2015) in contrast to previous period.
It’s an all London affair when it comes to the top 5. With homeowners around Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium witnessing flats fetch on average £555,93, which was a 28% increase on 2014.
Last years winners of the 2014 House Premier League Tottenham take third place this year, as homes around White Hart Lane fetched on average £334,665, a 19% increase on the year before, and notably a huge 41% increase on 2012.
Away from the top of the table, and its trouble for Stoke, Swansea, and Everton who occupy the relegation zone at the bottom of the table.
Stoke City may have achieved there highest ever Premier League points tally, however when it comes to the property market there has been no notable change, as sold prices tracked similar to the level of 2007.
Last year most properties sold in Stoke were semi-detached homes, which sold for an average of £112,473, while on average terraced homes sold for £79,958, and detached homes fetched £180,246.
Swansea, another team who on the football pitch has achieved a very respectable 8th place finish under the guidance of manager Gary Monk. Away from football and unfortunately for homeowners in Swansea overall sold prices over the last year were 10% down on the 2008 level of £139,994.
Finishing last and bottom of the table are Everton. A disappointing season on the football pitch, and the story does not get much better for locals off it, as during the last year sold prices in Everton tracked similar to the previous year, and were notably 12% down on 2006 when the average house price was £118,019.
The 2015 House Price Growth Premier League Table
- West Ham
- Crystal Palace
- West Brom
- Leicester City
- Manchester United
- Aston Villa
- Manchester City