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Record home-hunter activity fuels rises in most regions..

Our House Price Index was released to the media this morning and gives a picture of house prices and activity over the last month. Here are some key facts to share with your team and customers.

  • Active start to 2018 as housing demand continues to be resilient:
    • Price of property coming to market up by an average of 0.8% (+£2,414), indicating cautious optimism among new sellers
    • All regions see price rises except for marginal fall of just £131 in the South West
    • January busiest month ever on Rightmove with home-hunter visits hitting over 141 million
    • More sellers too, with number of properties coming to market up by modest 2% on previous year
    • Year-on-year change in number of sales agreed recovers from -5.5% in Q4 2017 to just -1.6% in January
  • Midlands dominates fast-selling hotspots with prices rising three times faster than the national averag

House Price Index