Nationwide House price index

According to the Nationwide House Price Index  annual house price growth slowed in May.

The building society said that prices were up 4.6pc in May compared with the same month a year earlier, however moderated from last month which was at 5.2%.

Robert Gardner Nationwide’s Chief Economist reportedly says:

“The annual pace of house price growth slowed to 4.6% in May. This resumes the gradual downward trend that had been in evidence since the summerof 2014, which was briefly interrupted in April when price growth edged up to 5.2% from 5.1% in March. Annual house price growth is now running at less than half the pace prevailing in mid-2014.

“Over the longer term we would expect house price growth to converge with earnings growth, which has typically been around 4% per annum. However, much will depend on supply side developments-in recent years the rate of building activity has remained well below that required to keep up with population growth”

For the full report  http://www.nationwide.co.uk/~/media/MainSite/documents/about/house-price-index/May_2015.pdf

 

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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