The latest Hometrack index reveals that city house prices have grown by 4.2% over the last year.

Nottingham (7.5%) and Leicester (6.6%) are the fastest growing cities this month. Birmingham and Manchester have dropped out of the top three fastest growing cities, although the rate of growth at 5.7% and 6.1% respectively is still above average.

The annual rate of price inflation across London has slipped into negative territory (-0.1%), although prices are 1.2% higher over the last quarter, continuing the trend over recent months for small month on month price gains on greatly reduced volumes.

 

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UK city house price growth

UK city house price growth infographic

UK city house price inflation (%yoy)

UK city house price inflation (%yoy) graph

Price changes

 

London house price growth

The rate of price inflation across London has slipped to -0.1%

The annual rate of price inflation across London has slipped into negative territory (-0.1%).

Fastest growing cities

Nottingham is the fastest growing city this month at 7.5%

Nottingham is the fastest growing city this month, followed by Leicester and Liverpool.

House price falls

Aberdeen and London are both registering nominal price falls this month.

Aberdeen and London are both registering nominal price falls this month.

Recovery since the financial crisis varies widely

 

Levels of recovery since the financial crisis graph

 

It’s been 10 years since the financial crisis. 2008 was a year when house prices posted their fastest rate of price falls and princes continued to fall for a further 1 – 4 years depending on each city. This graph plots the average price for housing in 2008 and 2018, and highlights the very wide range in growth in various cities over the last decade.

City level summary

 

City level summary infographic map