Homes in Buckinghamshire are taking up to 27 per cent longer to sell than a year ago.

Figures from online analyst show there are 6,718 homes for sale in the county this month with an average asking price of £531,107.

Owners of detached houses can expect to wait 134 days before their property is sold compared with 120 days 12 months ago (12 per cent longer).

Semis in Bucks are typically taking 101 days to change hands, 23 per cent longer than back in November 2016 when the average time to complete a house sale in the county was 82 days.  

Terraced homes are likely to take 98 days to sell compared with 83 days a year ago (18 per cent longer) and the  average time to sell a flat is up from 108 days in November 2016 to 137 days –  the wait is likely to be 27 per cent longer.

Figures for the average asking price in individual towns and postcodes are calculated on a daily basis for the website index.

If there are fewer than 100 properties for sale in a specific location, the average figure is regarded by the anaylsts as no more than an indicator because the data can be distorted by exceptions to the norm, a spokesman for the company told the Bucks Free Press.

Here’s a list of the key stats indicating the state of the property market in towns and villages in South Bucks on Monday this week:

High Wycombe

Number of properties for sale: 527.

Average asking price: £394,635.

Current average time before a sale goes through: 108 days.


Number for sale: 162.

Average price: £864,236.

Likely time to sell: 132 days.


Number of homes for sale: 113.

Average price: £787,451.

Likely time to sell: 156 days.


Number of homes for sale: 257.

Average price: £869,812.

Likely time to sell: 146 days.


Number of homes for sale: 200.

Average price: £1,264,143.

Likely time to sell: 146 days.


Number of homes for sale: 95.

Average price: £652,380.

Average time on market: 109 days.


Number of homes for sale: 149.

Average price: £585,500.

Likely time to sell: 94 days.

The results for Great Missenden and also Princes Risborough aren’t included in our list because the number of homes for sale in each town on Monday  was fewer than 100 – 27 in Missenden and 56 in Risborough.

Earlier this week, prior to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Sophie Schofield, sales manager for housebuilder EPGL blamed stamp duty for holding back the property market.

“Without a doubt, stamp duty is seen as a major factor in buyers not committing to the purchase of their next home,” she said.

“Since the introduction of an extra three per cent on second properties, the volume of investors has decreased significantly.

"This, together with the new restrictions on tax relief, means people are less likely to commit and invest their savings in property. We would like to see both of these reversed.

“A review of the three per cent stamp duty levy [to encourage buy-to-let investors to return to the fray] and a reduction for first time buyers and some exciting buying incentives for those eager to leap onto the housing ladder in 2018 would re-energise and kick start the market across all price thresholds which can only be a positive step for the UK economy as a whole.”