It’s a 0.9% rise in asking prices August-to-September, according to Rightmove. It’s not just a pick-up, it’s an early pick-up, coming at a time when the market’s usually still coasting from the summer. Some commentators are reading it as a portent of a busy autumn. In London, the monthly change matched the England-and-Wales gain of 0.9%, significantly below the 2% gain seen in the south east (excluding the capital). It leaves London asking prices up 13% on the year.
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