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MSE News: Halifax: House prices fell in August

edited 7 September 2012 at 9:44AM in House buying, renting & selling
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edited 7 September 2012 at 9:44AM in House buying, renting & selling
"The average house price is £160,256, which was 0.4% lower than the previous month, says Halifax ..."
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Halifax: House prices fell in August


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  • And last week Nationwide said there was an increase!
  • Prices falling for two consecutive months? I wouldn't sound the alarm bells yet. If you do the maths it's still an insignificant figure. I always used to accuse the Halifax of talking the market up but they seem to have switched sides with the Nationwide.

    I'm more concerned about mortgage fees rising by 70% which is absolutely shocking. I know banks and building societies have to get money from somewhere but if it's reduced levels of demand making them put up fees I'd suggest that's counterintuitive.
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