House buyers will be left confused by the latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society, which show house prices are now rising at their fastest rate for four years.
According to the Nationwide, house prices rose by 1.2% in April after a 0.4% increase in March; confusingly, the Halifax reported a fall in prices of 1.3% over the past two months.
The Nationwide also reported that house prices are now 10.9% higher than 12 months ago, the highest rate of annual growth since April 2010.
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