The latest UK house price index statistics produced by Communities and Local Government were released on Tuesday 16 February 2010.

The latest statistics release includes data based on mortgage completions during the month of December 2009.

The key points from the release are:

  • UK house prices were 2.9 per cent higher than in December 2008 and 0.8 per cent higher than in November 2009 (seasonally adjusted).
  • The mix-adjusted average house price in the UK stood at £200,307 in December 2009 (not seasonally adjusted).
  • UK house prices rose by 2.9 per cent in the quarter ending December 2009. This compares with a larger rise of 3.1 per cent for the quarter ending September 2009 (seasonally adjusted).
  • Annual average house prices rose in England (3.0 per cent), Scotland (3.8 per cent) and Wales (1.0 per cent), but fell in Northern Ireland (-6.0 per cent).
  • Annual average house prices paid by first time buyers in December 2009 were 6.8 per cent higher than a year ago. Average house prices paid by former owner occupiers were 1.4 per cent higher.
  • Annual average house prices paid for new properties in December 2009 were 1.5 per cent lower than a year ago. Average house prices paid on pre-owned dwellings were 3.2 per cent higher.

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Article by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Data sourced from the CML/BankSearch Regulated Mortgage Survey.