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Buying a home in Coventry makes you better off

We all need somewhere to live, but recent figures from property giant Zoopla show that buying a home in Coventry beats renting by an average of £100 per month. The survey reveals Coventry is one of the top 3 cities for buying a property being better value for money than renting.

The main survey findings are as follows:Foster Lewis and Co Coventry Estate Agents

  • Mortgage payments less expensive than monthly rent in 48 per cent of British cities
  • Buying most cost-effective in Scotland and in the West Midlands – homeowners in Glasgow, Coventry and Birmingham are more than £100 per month better-off than their renting counterparts
  • In the south, however, renting is more cost-effective than buying, with property owners in Cambridge, London, Brighton forking out hundreds more per month
  • Across Britain, renters still pay £59 less per month than buyers

Zoopla’s analysis of the cost of renting a two-bedroom home compared to servicing a mortgage reveals that buying now works out cheaper than renting in 48 per cent of cities in the UK on a month-by-month basis, compared to 36 per cent when the data was last analysed in October 2015.

The costs of buying a home in Coventry

In the survey, the average monthly rental for a Coventry property was £726. The average asking price for a house was £118,998 which would attract an average monthly  mortgage payment of about £595, giving a saving of 20% on renting.

Lawrence Hall, spokesperson for Zoopla said: “Once you get past the initial fees that come with a house purchase, such as a deposit and stamp duty, our figures show that it can pay to try and get on the property ladder. On top of the enjoyment that can come with owning your property, buyers may also find themselves with more disposable income at the end of the month than those renting their homes. Particularly if you’re in Scotland, Northern England or in the West Midlands, taking the first step onto the ladder and sacrificing the flexibility of renting can be a much cheaper alternative.

Here’s the table in full:

Rank Location Average Monthly Rent Average Asking Price Avg. Monthly Mortgage Payment Rental Premium
1 GLASGOW £578 £89,973 £450 25%
2 COVENTRY £726 £118,998 £595 20%
3 BIRMINGHAM £752 £125,000 £625 18%
4 BRADFORD £496 £82,450 £412 18%
5 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE £591 £100,000 £500 17%
6 BOLTON £478 £82,997 £415 14%
7 PETERBOROUGH £661 £115,000 £575 14%
8 NOTTINGHAM £652 £114,725 £574 13%
9 BARNSLEY £452 £80,000 £400 12%
10 STOKE-ON-TRENT £526 £94,000 £470 11%

For more information on buying, selling, renting out or renting a property in Coventry call our office on 02476 592929, email: info@fosterlewisandco.com or use our enquiry form. Also use the Foster Lewis and Co mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly repayments.

Further reading

Coventry homebuyers better off than renters

Zoopla survey – cheaper to buy in 48% of UK cities.

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