July 1, 2020 / 6:06 AM / 3 days ago

UK house prices fall for first time since 2012 - Nationwide

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Britain’s house prices in June fell in annual terms for the first time since 2012 as the country reeled from the coronavirus shock to the economy, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Wednesday.

Nationwide said its measure of house prices fell by 0.1% compared with June of last year.

In monthly terms, prices fell by 1.4%, not as steep as May’s 1.7% fall, the biggest drop in more than 11 years.

A Reuters poll of economists had pointed to an annual rise of 1.0% and a monthly fall of 0.7%.

Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Kate Holton

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