A slight softening in demand was expected with stamp duty relief ending on 31st March. That changed, of course, but the effect will probably not be seen for another month or two. Here are last month's numbers from Nationwide and Zoopla.
The big picture - Nationwide
Given that the wider economy and the labour market has performed better than expected in recent months, the slowdown in March probably reflects a softening of demand ahead of the original end of the stamp duty holiday before the Chancellor announced the extension in the Budget.
City-by-city - Zoopla/Hometrack
Liverpool and Manchester continue to show the strongest levels of annual house price growth at a city level, at 6.6% and 6.4% respectively, while prices in Aberdeen are down 1.3% on the year.