The latest UK house price index statistics produced by Communities and Local Government were released on Tuesday 17 March 2009.

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

The key points from the release are:

  • UK house prices were 11.5 per cent lower than in January 2008.
  • The mix-adjusted average house price in the UK stood at £195,724 in January 2009 (not seasonally adjusted).
  • UK house prices fell by 3.9 per cent in the quarter ending January 2009. This compares with a fall of 5.2 per cent for the quarter ending October 2008.
  • Annual average house prices fell in England (-11.8 per cent), Wales  (-10.4 per cent), Scotland (-6.3 per cent) and Northern Ireland (-14.3 per cent).
  • Annual average house prices paid by first time buyers in January 2009 were 15.4 per cent lower than a year ago. By comparison average house prices paid by former owner occupiers were 10.0 per cent lower.

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Article by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Data partially sourced from the CML/BankSearch’s Regulated Mortgage Survey.