Reuters logo
UK house prices surge more than expected in December
January 7, 2016 / 8:17 AM / 2 years ago

UK house prices surge more than expected in December

LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices surged more than expected in December to hit a four-month high, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday, another sign of growing momentum in the housing market.

House prices rose 1.7 percent in December compared with November, when they stagnated. A Reuters poll of economists had expected a 0.5 percent upswing in December.

In the three months to December, house prices were 9.5 percent higher compared with a year ago, again stronger than the 9.0 percent growth expected by economists.

Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Kevin Liffey

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below