Halifax

Latest House Price Index - September 2010

07 October 2010

Commenting, Martin Ellis, housing economist, said:
"Looking at quarterly figures - a better measure of the underlying trend, house prices in the third quarter of 2010 were 0.9% lower than in the second quarter of 2010. This rate of decline is significantly slower than the quarterly changes of between -5% and -6% that were seen in the second half of 2008. It is therefore far too early to conclude that September's monthly 3.6% fall is the beginning of a sustained period of declining house prices.

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