HOUSE prices increased more than average for the East of England in Tendring in August, new figures show.

​The ​boost ​contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area ​achieve 2.3 per cent annual growth​.

The average Tendring house price in August was £223,354, Land Registry figures show​ – a 1 per cent increase on July.

Over the month, the picture was ​similar to that across the East of England, where prices ​increased 0.8 per cent​, and Tendring outperformed the 0.7 per cent rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Tendring ​​rose by £4,900 – putting the ​area 20th among the East of England’s 47 local authorities for annual growth.

​The best annual growth in the region was in South Norfolk, where properties increased on average by 5.9 per cent, to £269,000. ​At the other end of the scale, properties in Babergh dropped 4.1 per cent in value, giving an average price of £279,000.

Winners and Losers Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Tendring in August – they increased 1.2 per cent, to £215,622 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 3.2 per cent.

Among other types of property:

Detached: up 1 per cent monthly; up 2.4 per cent annually; £303,529 average Terraced: up 1 per cent monthly; up 2.4 per cent annually; £174,131 average Flats: up 0.3 per cent monthly; down 0.5 per cent annually; £124,344 average ​ First steps on the property ladder First-time buyers in Tendring spent an average of £​187,900 on their property – ​£3,600 more than a year ago, ​and ​£40,700 more than in August 2015.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £​244,000 on average in August​ – 29.9 per cent more than first-time buyers.

​How do property prices in Tendring compare?

​Buyers paid 24.6 per cent less than the average price in the East of England (£296,000) in August for a property in Tendring.

Across the East of England, property prices are lower than those across the UK, where the average cost £239,000.

The most expensive properties in the East of England were in St Albans – £522,000 on average, and 2.3 times as much as in Tendring.

St Albans properties cost three times as much as homes in Great Yarmouth (£174,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea, where the average August sale price of £1.4 million could buy 15 properties in Burnley (average £91,000).

Factfile Average property price in August

Tendring: £223,354

The East of England: £296,411 UK: £239,196

Annual growth to August Tendring: +2.3%

The East of England: +2.0%

UK: +2.5%

Best and worst annual growth in the East of England

South Norfolk: +5.9%

Babergh: -4.1%