According to the Land Registry, 850,220 residential sales have been registered in 2018, almost exactly the same number as were registered at this point last year for 2017.
Across England and Wales, there were 15,748 sales at £1m or more, down from 15,885 in 2017. This included 3,064 sales at £2m or more, up from 2,974 a year before. There were 407 sales at £5m or more and 113 at £10m or more.
Devon saw 93 homes sold for £1 million-plus. Here are the most and least expensive properties sold in Devon in 2018.
More than £3 million was paid for the most expensive property sold in the region last year.
Cockleridge at Bigbury On Sea in the South Hams, which is a detached house, sold for £3,250,000 on August 31.
Another £3 million-plus property sold was in Topsham. Grove Hill House on Grove Hill, sold for £3,105,000. The detached house sold on October 31.
In the £2 million-plus price bracket, was a detached house in the South Hams. Overcombe on Devon Road, Salcombe sold for £2,950,000 on November 23.
In Plymouth, No.22 Hawthorn Way, which is a detached house, sold for £2,400,000 on April 27.
Selling just two days apart and for £2,400,000 each were two detached South Hams houses. Many Steps at South Sands, Salcombe was sold on May 30, while The Boathouse on Beacon Road, Kingswear sold on June 1.
The Boathouse was described by marketing agents Savills as one of the most iconic waterfront houses in Kingswear. The fabulous property was on the market in 2018 for the first time since 1988 and was originally the boathouse for Kittery Court.
Built into the cliffs in a small cove on The Dart Estuary and within sight of Dartmouth Castle, The Boathouse offered unrivalled views of the river and the open sea beyond.
In Exeter, a St Leonards property was one of the first £2 million-plus sales of the year. No.10 Lyndhurst Road, which is a detached house, sold for £2,390,000 on January 2.
In September 2018, a detached house called Herwood sold for £2,350,000. The property at Bennett Road, Salcombe was sold on September 28.
For £100,000 less, another detached Salcombe house was snapped up. Netherwood on Bennett Road sold for £2,250,000 on February 28.
In West Devon, a detached house in Drewsteignton was sold on October 19. Wallon sold for £2,175,000.
There were plenty of bargain homes to be had in Devon in 2018 too – with almost all of the top 10 cheapest property sales taking place in Torbay.
The cheapest property sold in Devon last year was a flat at No.47 Ebdon Way, Torquay. It sold for just £33,250 on August 3.
Also in Torbay, a flat at Merritt Road in Paignton sold for £34,000. No.27 Merritt Flats sold on November 15. This sale may have been a buy-to-let, a transfer to a company, or a repossession.
For £38,000, No.52 Stratheden Court, Market Street, Torquay, which is a flat, sold on January 15.
On January 18, Garden Flat at No.250 Teignmouth Road, Torquay sold for £40,000.
Flat 5 at Marlborough House, Thurlow Road, Torquay sold for £41,000 on October 17. This sale may have been a buy-to-let, a transfer to a company, or a repossession.
In Plymouth, a flat at No.18 Pottery Road sold for £42,000 on May 18. Also selling for £42,000, this time on October 5, was a flat at No.49 Stratheden Court on Market Street, Torquay.
Under £44,000 secured the sale of a flat in Torquay. No.14 Smith Court on Mckay Avenue sold for £43,750 on March 29.
On April 30, No.48B Church Street, Paignton, which is a flat, sold for £44,000. This sale may have been a buy-to-let, a transfer to a company, or a repossession.
Back in Plymouth, a flat at No.15 Freemantle Gardens sold for £45,000 on June 15. And in Paignton two flats in the same building were sold for the same price but three months apart.
Flat 5 Casa Marina at No.2 Keysfield Road sold for £45,000 on January 12, while Flat 8 Casa Marina, also at No.2 Keysfield Road, sold for £45,000 on April 16. These sales may have been buy-to-lets, transfers to a company, or repossessions.
The most expensive property sold in England and Wales in 2018 was Apartment B.10.01 at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge in Westminster, with the flat going for an eye-watering £160 million in March.
The most expensive residential sale taking place in December 2018 was of a terraced property in Kensington and Chelsea for £11,000,000.
The cheapest residential sale in December 2018 was a terraced property in Peterlee, County Durham for £17,500.
The Land Registry lists the price paid for every property bought at market value. The data also includes sales under a power of sale/repossessions, buy-to-lets – where they can be identified by a mortgage – and transfers to non-private individuals.
It may take several weeks for sales to be registered after completion so some sales from later in November may not be listed yet.
As the data relies on buyers, or their solicitors, registering the sale and the price paid with the Land Registry, mistakes in listings may happen, they are usually corrected at later date. Issues can include figures with too many digits or shared ownership prices paid for a part share listed as the whole price.
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