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Inspector Morse prompts Oxford house boom

House prices in Oxford have outstripped the regional and national average since the television series Inspector Morse first aired 20 years ago, reveals new research.

The research, undertaken by Halifax, shows the average house price in Oxford is now 304,467 – an increase of 388% compared with the average figure of 62,444 in 1986 – the year before Inspector Morse first reached our screens.

Over the same period, house prices across the UK increased by 348% to 179,601.


Martin Ellis, chief economist at Halifax, says: The premium between house prices in Oxford and the UK average has increased over the 20 years since Inspector Morse first appeared on our TV screens.

The average price in Oxford is now 70% above the national average, compared
with 56% back in 1986.”

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