National Property Market September 2018

The house price index on Rightmove shows the average national asking price of property is £309,191 which is down 0.1% from last month and up 1.4% on last year. The East of England average asking price saw a decrease of 1.1% to £352,217 but up by 0.4% on last year. The average time to sell in the region last month was 60 days according to Rightmove.

First time buyers house prices saw an increase of 1.0% to £191,272 whilst the second steppers saw a 1.2% decrease this month making the average asking price £276.805 – that is up 2.2% annually. Four out of eleven regions also hit record highs in the overall average house price statistics.
Average national asking prices in August according to the Nationwide House Price Index were £301,973 that is down 2.3% from last month and up 1.1% on last year. Nationwide report that house prices saw a slight decrease in August. Nationwide’s Chief Economist Robert Gardner says “Subdued economic activity and ongoing pressure on household budgets is likely to continue to exert a modest drag on housing market activity and house price growth this year, though borrowing costs are likely to remain low. Overall, we continue to expect house prices to rise by around 1% over the course of 2018.”

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