Nationwide BS has revealed a ‘surprising’ 1.3% jump in house prices in August. It was the biggest monthly rise since January 2010 and left the average UK house price at £164,729. It means prices are only 0.7% lower than a year ago, despite the recession and continued mortgage rationing. However, the society's chief economist, Robert Gardner, warned that "we should never read too much into one month's data".
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Set within a glorious, three storey period building - Our latest office in the heart of Wigan has set off to a flying start. Enjoying a prominent position on Library Street, our clients can rest assured knowing that the sale or rental of their home is in capable hands. We have put on of our most experienced members of staff in charge of this office, Ben Price has been with Ashtons from the very beginning and is a member of the family.
His knowledge of the industry coupled with cutting edge technology and our bespoke in house marketing material will help this office push boundaries in the local area, already we have had a positive start with a broad range of new instructions and positive sales figures.