As usual, the story across Kent as a county was varied. Tunbridge Wells – where CooperBurnett is based – continues to be a popular place to reside, with the town recording the largest monthly house price rise in April, of 3.7 per cent – with an average property in the town selling for £398,612.
Nearby Tonbridge & Malling recorded a rise of 0.3 per cent in average house prices to £360,848, while average house prices in Sevenoaks fell 2.7 per cent to £429,349 – still way above the average for the county.
Some towns saw a decrease in house prices, including Dover, which was down 3.7 per cent to £231,009 – the lowest average house price in the county.
The average homeowner in Kent has seen their property jump in value by around £97,000 in the last five years. The figures also showed that buyers who made their first step onto the property ladder in Kent in April spent an average of £240,066 - around £79,000 more than it would have cost them five years ago.