A monthly look at UK property prices as published by Nationwide - one of the UK's largest mortgage lenders. A small uptick of 0.5% in January, taking the 12 month increase to 1.9%, The average house price according to Nationwide's measure now stands at £215,897.
the New Year. Labour market data was surprisingly upbeat in the three months to November, with the economy adding over 200,000 jobs - the largest gain since the end of 2018.
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“The underlying pace of housing market activity has remained broadly stable, with the number of mortgages approved for house purchase continuing within the fairly narrow range prevailing over the past two years. Healthy labour market conditions and low borrowing costs appear to be offsetting the drag from the uncertain economic outlook.
“Looking ahead, economic developments will remain the key driver of housing market trends and house prices. Much will continue to depend on how quickly uncertainty about the UK’s future trading relationships lifts, as well as the outlook for global growth. Overall, we expect the economy to continue to expand at a modest pace in 2020, with house prices remaining broadly flat over the next 12 months."
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