Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

UK house prices down 3.1 pct y/y in Aug - Rightmove

Source: Reuters - Mon 17th Aug 2009

Asking prices for homes in England and Wales are an average 3.1 percent lower this month than a year ago, property web site Rightmove said on Monday. That matched July's annual fall, but a monthly decline of 2.2 percent this month more than reversed July's 0.6 percent rise from June, leaving the average price of a home at 222,762 pounds.

London was the only region where house prices rose in August, up 2.1 percent on the year at 387,265 pounds.

Recent surveys have suggested that house price falls may be starting to level off, although that may be partly due to a lack of supply as homeowners prefer to sit out the downturn rather than accept a lower price for their property.

And Rightmove reckons that difficult lending conditions will prevent any sustained recovery in the housing market. "In spite of pent up demand, the market and pricing is boxed in by restrictive lending criteria" said Rightmove director Miles Shipside.

Rightmove said the number of new sellers entering the market was down 23 percent from last year at 87,200. Shipside said the number of sellers may never recover.

"Even with a return of equity, employment and wholesale mortgage funding, these levels of sellers may never be seen again" he said.

Comment on this Story

Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Recommended Items