Second consecutive monthly decline in house prices in April according to Nationwide

Nationwide House Price Index April 2017 report released today headlined ‘Annual house price growth slowest in nearly four years’.

The report reveals that house prices show second consecutive monthly decline in April,  annual house price growth dips to 2.6%, weakest pace for almost four years.

The monthly change in April was -0.4% compared to -0.3% in March, the annual change in April was 2.6% compared to 3.5% in March.

Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner,Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: “House prices recorded their second consecutive monthly fall in April, while the annual rate of growth slowed to 2.6%, the weakest since June 2013.

“In some respects, the softening in house price growth is surprising because the unemployment rate is near to a 40-year low, confidence is still relatively high and mortgage rates have fallen to new all-time lows in recent months”. more see full report
To read the Nationwide House Price Index April 2017 report and comments from Robert Gardner in full click here.

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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