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UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May according to Nationwide

Latest Nationwide House Price Index report – May 2018 released today headlines ‘Modest slowing in annual house price growth during May.’

The report reveals that annual house price growth slowed to 2.4% as prices fell 0.2% month-on-month.

Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said:
“UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May to 2.4%, from 2.6% in April. House prices fell by 0.2% over the month, after taking account of seasonal factors. Annual house price growth has been confined to a fairly narrow range of c2-3% over the past 12 months, suggesting little change in the balance between demand and supply in the market over that period. There are few signs of an imminent change. Surveyors continue to report subdued levels of new buyer enquiries, while the supply of properties on the market remains more of a trickle than a torrent.” more…..

Read the Nationwide House Price Index report – May 2018 in full click here.

Allen Walkey

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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