House prices increase 2.6 per cent

house price risesAs reported today (18th June 2013) in The Independent; UK house prices in the year to April rose by 2.6% according to official figures. However they were down from a 2.7% increase in the year to March.

The average cost of a house in the UK rose to £238,000 in April according to the Office for National Statistics who indicated that prices in England increased by 1.8%, in Dorset they increased by 6.2% however Southern England saw a decrease of 1.2% and 0.8% in Somerset.

Average house prices in the Northwest sit just above the 150k mark. For more information on the stats please see source link below.

Source: telegraph.co.uk

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