The average price of a new-build home has increased by 12% over the past five years to £233,822 - a whopping 9% higher than the UK average, according to a bit of analysis from mortgage provider Halifax.
The same research found that flats were the biggest sellers last year, accounting for over a third of properties sold. They were followed by terraced and detached properties, which made up for just under a quarter apiece.
The average national price rise for new homes may be skewed somewhat by the contrasting picture in London and areas in the north. New-build homes have risen in price by a colossal 57% in the capital over the past five years, while some locations in the north of England have seen new homes plummet in value by as much as 10%.
Meanwhile, sales of properties worth over £1m increased in 2012 and reached the highest level since the halcyon, pre-recession days of 2007, according to Lloyds TSB.
The total number of sales of properties which cost at least £1m in Great Britain rose by 2% from 7,270 in 2011 to 7,397 in 2012. London and the south east of England accounted for the vast majority of these high value sales.
Edinburgh and Cheshire East – where footballer’s paradise Alderly Edge is located - recorded the highest number of million pound sales in 2012 outside southern England, with 50 and 32 £1m houses sold respectively.
Wales saw the biggest decline in £1m plus sales, with a drop of 71%.
Lloyds TSB housing economist Nitesh Patel said: “Strong demand from wealthy, cash rich buyers, both from the UK and overseas, as well as limited supply has supported this sector of the market. As a result, sales at the very top end of the market are much closer to their peak levels than the market as a whole."