Nationwide House Price Index: Prices close in on 2007 peak

Nationwide House Price Index: Prices close in on 2007 peakThe latest Nationwide House Price survey shows that house prices are no close to their 2007 peak. According to the country’s largest building society, house prices rose by 0.6% in February and are up 9.4% on the same time last year. The survey shows that the average property is now worth £177,846. This is the 14th consecutive month house prices have risen and the pace is increasing, which will lead to the inevitable ...

Nationwide House Price Index: House prices “change little” in April

Nationwide Building SocietyThe latest house price figures have revealed little change over the past month. According to the Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, house prices fell by 0.1% in April, taking the value of the average home to £165,586. The small fall in April comes on the back of a slight rise of 0.20% in February and no change in March, pointing to a sluggish period for house prices, during a traditionally busy time. However, the Nationwide’s figures do show a modest ...

Housing & mortgage round up: Two house prices surveys and mixed news for first time buyers

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoThe house price surveys are coming thick and fast this week, with the Land Registry and the Nationwide revealing their latest figures. In other news, mortgage approvals are up and their life seems to be getting a little easier for first time buyers, although finding a large enough deposit is still a problem Land Registry house price figures revealed The Land Registry published their final house price figures for 2012 this week and ...

Nationwide House Price Index: House prices rise, amid concern for first time buyers

Nationwide Building SocietyThe latest Nationwide House Price Index figures shows prices rose in January by 0.5%, whilst remaining unchanged compared to the same time 12 months ago. According to the UK’s largest building society the average house price is now £162,245. Although some specific concerns about the lack of first time buyers have been raised by the Nationwide, there also looks to be some more optimistic signs....