Halifax House Price Index slows to 1.5% growthMake Text Bigger
Prices in the three months to October were 1.5% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, slowing from the 2.5% annual growth recorded in September, and recording the lowest rate of growth since March 2013.
House prices in the latest quarter (August – October) were 0.2% higher than in the preceding three months (May – July).
On a monthly basis, house prices rose marginally by 0.7% in October, following two consecutive monthly falls with the average house price is now £227,869.
Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax, said: “The annual rate of house price growth has fallen from 2.5% in September to 1.5% in October, which is the lowest rate of annual growth since March 2013.
“However, this remains within our forecast annual growth range of 0 – 3% for 2018. House prices continue to be supported by the fact that the supply of new homes and existing properties available for
sale remains low.
“Further house price support comes from an already high and improving employment rate and historically low mortgage rates which are creating higher rates of relative affordability. We see this continuing to be the case over the coming months and we remain supportive of our 0 – 3% forecast range.”
Click here to see the full Halifax House Price Index report for October
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