HOUSE prices in Stratford have shot up by nearly £60,000 in a year.
The cheapest ten per cent of homes in the town cost some £230,000 in 2016, an increase of £58,000 on the previous year.
Stratford District Council say the rise is due to the housing market and also the town being a desirable place to live – which also sees it rank in the top quarter of least affordable places to live outside London.
The figures have been revealed in the council’s State of the District report, which summarises figures and events for the year.
In the last year some 250 ‘affordable’ homes have been built across the district. The council expect to add an extra 150 to that figure by April. These include homes to rent and buy through housing associations and scheme such as part ownership.
The council say they are supporting locals to get on the property ladder by providing affordable homes.
Officers will also be holding a free Help to Buy Roadshow on Saturday (October 21) between 10am and 4pm where people can find out more about home ownership options available to them.
The roadshow at the Crowne Plaza Hotel will include the chance to meet builders and housing associations with new-build properties available, get a free mortgage assessment and the opportunity to speak to solicitors about the process of buying a home.
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk to find out more.