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Does your house make more money than you?

How much the value of your house goes up or down by varies hugely across the country - but are those bricks and mortar making more than you do in your daily grind?

Enter your details to see whether you or your house has made more money in the past year.

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How we made this calculator

This calculator uses mix-adjusted average house price data for December 2012 to May 2013 and December 2013 to May 2014, provided by residential property analysts Hometrack. The figures are "mix-adjusted" so the average price isn't skewed by a high number of expensive or cheap houses sold in one month.

House prices are based on sales recorded by the Land Registry and Registers of Scotland plus Red Book mortgage valuation - where a surveyor has valued a property for the purpose of mortgage lending. In Northern Ireland, where much fewer properties are sold, the data includes asking prices and mortgage valuations.

Your results are the mix-adjusted average for the local authority closest to the postcode you enter - so if you select a 2-bedroom, mid-priced property, with an SN1 postcode, it will show the average for that type of property in Swindon - not your exact property.

If there are fewer than 25 properties matching your criteria in an area, it will come up with "no data". Figures based on a smaller number of properties would be unreliable.

Your personal information is safe - all calculations are carried out on your computer.

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