Annual rate of house price growth rises in August according to Halifax

Latest Halifax House Price Index report – August 2018 released today headlines ‘Annual House Price Growth Rises To 3.7% in August’.

The report reveals that house prices in the three months to August increased by 3.7% against the same period a year earlier, on a monthly basis, prices remained steady, seeing a small rise of 1% in August.

Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax, said:

“House prices picked up in August, with the annual rate of growth rising from 3.3% in July to 3.7%. With the average house price now £229,958 prices in the three months to August were also 1.9% higher than in the previous quarter.

“While the pace of employment growth has recently slowed, a low unemployment rate and a gradual pickup in wage growth are helping to support household finances. This has been accompanied by interest rates still remaining at a historically low rate and a stable, yet constrained, supply of new homes onto the market further supporting house prices.”

Read the Halifax House Price Index report – August 2018 in full click here

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