Which Property Type has Performed Best over the Last Decade?

Now that we are in 2020, looking back at the previous decade can help to shine a light on what we are to expect next in the property market.
New research from Proportunity – a new equity loan startup firm – has shone a light on which properties have increased the most in value from 2010 to 2020.
Surprisingly, terraced properties have seen the greatest rate of growth nationally – with an average growth of 3.05%, compared to 2.9%, 2.35% and 2.33% for semi-detached, flats and detached properties respectively.
London has seen the highest rate of growth with the region’s averages outperforming most other parts of the country, with terraced properties in the capital of the country proving to be an outstanding investment decision. In the year 2000, the average price for a terraced property stood at £127,833 in London, however by the end of 2019 this had risen to £499,178 – a startling 290% increase.
“The 2010s were marked by the after-effects of the financial crisis, and then by Brexit uncertainty,” Vadim Toader, founder and chief executive officer of Proportunity, says:
“Despite these headwinds, we have largely seen growth across the board, but the clear winner is terraced housing – or more specifically, terraced homes in London – with buyers likely attracted to their historic characteristics and charm, as well as their limited supply, compared to new builds.”
If you are considering investing into a property this year, then there are three key aspects to keep in mind in order to be successful;
1) Plan for success; know exactly who your audience will be when you let the property out, or sell it on.
2) Gain a mortgage in principle; this will enable you to move quickly as investment properties will often have heightened levels of competition around them.
3) Work with a good estate agent; a reputable agent will be able to advise you on everything from the right area to invest in, to the potential yields you will be able to reap.
Region Name flat CAGR


terr CAGR


semi CAGR


detached CAGR2010-2019
East Midlands 0.74% 1.78% 2.11% 2.25%
East of England 2.62% 3.47% 3.59% 3.07%
London 4.93% 5.07% 4.33% 3.06%
North East -0.50% 0.08% 0.47% 0.67%
North West -0.04% 1.07% 1.43% 1.21%
South East 2.49% 3.40% 3.41% 2.84%
South West 1.34% 2.19% 2.35% 2.18%
Wales 0.50% 0.90% 1.01% 1.20%
West Midlands 0.65% 1.52% 1.96% 1.91%
Yorkshire and The Humber -0.12% 0.91% 1.30% 1.32%
England and Wales 2.35% 3.05% 2.90% 2.33%

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