News at Ware & Co | 31/10/2022

  • Halloween spend in the UK in 2022 is forecast to be £687 million, up 15% on last year (Finder).
  • This growth in spending, spookily, almost matches the house price growth over the last 12 months of 13.6% (Nationwide to August).
  • A big proportion of that spend is on pumpkins. Last year, the UK spent a scary £25.2 million on 17 million pumpkins, the equivalent to buying 85 homes (at the current average UK house price of £296,000 as at August 2022, ONS).
  • It would also seem that some home movers like a little bit of Halloween in their lives every day. These brave souls have bought properties in streets like Cemetery Road, Cauldron Crescent and Graves Way in the last 12 months.
  • Source: Dataloft, Land Registry, Nationwide, Finder, ONS