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Revealed: the streets with the greatest property price variation

We’ve found the roads with the biggest property price variation in different cities across the UK. Does your street make the list?

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There are lots of things to consider when choosing a place to live — like transport links, local schools, and career opportunities, just to name a few.

But for many buyers, it’s also important to think about how much potential a property has. A property that will increase in value — or that you can add value to — can be a very savvy move. If you’re looking for an investment, it’s all about location. There’s no point in buying a home in an area that’s already reached its peak, so you need to know where to look.

That’s where our latest research comes in. We’ve analysed the latest HM Land Registry data to reveal the UK streets where property prices vary the most — which means there are potential investments waiting to be had. With large price differences between their most and least expensive houses, these streets offer brilliant opportunities for people looking for a fixer-upper. And even if these streets aren't for you, you can use the same tools to find streets with potential in your area.

We’ve found the roads with the biggest property price variation in different cities across the UK. Does your street make the list?

£11.3m difference

1. London - Brompton Square

OK, so arguing that a multi-million pound townhouse is a “fixer-upper” may sound like a stretch — but the numbers don’t lie. There have been house sales on nearly 250,000 streets this year and, from that list, Brompton Square in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has the largest price range — with a staggering £11.3m between its highest and lowest sale. 

In April, the five-bedroom terraced house at number 19 sold for a hefty £17.8m, but just a few months earlier, number 23 sold for £6.5m — and it’s less than 20 yards away! Despite selling for a far smaller sum, number 23 actually has two more bedrooms, suggesting the buyer got a relative bargain. (“Relative” being the key word.)

£2.7m difference

2. Bristol - Sion Hill

The Grade 2 listed building at 17 Sion Hill in Bristol sold for £3m in May and boasts eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms.

However, just down the road at Sion Court, a spacious flat with bridge and park views went for almost one-tenth the price at £316,000. While they are significantly different types of property, the area is clearly in demand, so the new owner of this flat seems to have secured a pretty stellar deal. And who needs 8 bedrooms, anyway?

Even if you’re not able to look at houses near the million pound mark (most of us aren’t), you can take a look at areas you’re interested in to find streets with potential. "

£2m difference

3. Southampton - Rudd Lane

The street with the most variation in the Southampton area is Rudd Lane, found in the small village of Upper Timsbury.

While the Old Rectory, a five-bedroom detached house with four bathrooms and six reception rooms, sold for £2.5m, a semi-detached property among the neighbouring Hunts Farm Cottages went for £480,000. That’s a big difference just for going down the road.

£1.5m difference

4. Liverpool - Crosshall Brow

Looking for something a little further north? The greatest price range with a Liverpool postcode is on Crosshall Brow, a street leading into the market town of Ormskirk.

Cross Hall was the most expensive property sold there this year, with the buyer splashing out £2.5m (properties with “Hall” in the name normally pack quite a punch). The 3.5 acre detached property comes with its own swimming pool, five bedrooms and six reception rooms.

However, Cross Hall Farm on the same street also features five bedrooms, as well as a private courtyard and double garage, and it sold for less than a quarter of that price, at £480,000.

£1.5m Difference

5. Manchester - Owen Street

What if the difference in price doesn’t just come at opposite ends of the same street, but the same block of flats? The massive price range on this Manchester block is pretty remarkable. While Flat A6403 at 9 Owen Street sold for £2.2m in February, Flat A6303 went for more than £1.5m less at £695,000.

£1.1m difference

6. Newcastle - Darras Road

The largest variation found near Newcastle was on Darras Road, a long street heading towards the town of Ponteland. The detached property at number 33 sold for £1.65m, with the buyer getting five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large garden for their money.

But walk two minutes down the road and you’ll find number 7, a detached house which went for £535,000 in April. That’s over a million pound difference, just a stone’s throw away.

£1.1m Difference

7. Leicester - Church Road

Leicester was also home to a street with a seven-figure price range, with Church Road in Kirkby Mallory seeing massively varied sales.

The enormous house at number 43 sold for £1.3m this year and comes with six acres of land, a swimming pool, stables and gorgeous countryside views. However, it looks like the buyer of number 26, just 75 yards away, got a steal in comparison, as they acquired the three-bedroom home for just £220,000. (Horses and swimming pool not included, we presume.)

£975,000 difference

8. Sheffield - Stumperlowe Crescent Road

This street, found just to the west of Sheffield city centre, also saw tremendous variation. The five-bedroom detached house at number 65 sold for £1.95m in February, but its neighbour at number 57 went for exactly half of that, only a few months later. The detached property was sold for £975,000 in May this year.

Don't be afraid to do a little digging to find a street where properties have the potential to go up in value."

So what does it all mean? Is it really all about “location, location, location” when our research shows homes just a matter of metres apart being sold for widely different sums?  In a way, yes — because it helps you find a great neighbourhood to invest in. Even if you’re not able to look at houses near the million-pound mark (most of us aren’t), you can take a look at areas you’re interested in to find streets with potential. Don't be afraid to do a little digging to find a street where properties have the potential to go up in value.

House prices are affected by a variety of factors, from access to local amenities to the number of bedrooms and condition of the property. So remember, it's important to consider all of these when choosing your next home — particularly if you’re planning on trying to increase its value.

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