UK House Prices Rise Across All Regions

House prices showed an annual rise in all regions of the UK in May for the first time since January 2008, official figures show, as mortgage availability and confidence continued to grow.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that house prices increased by 0.3% in May, and were up by 2.9% on the previous year. It put the average price of a UK home at £239,00.

First-time buyers faced a bigger increase, paying 4.1% more for homes than in May 2012, and an average of £181,000.

via The Guardian

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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