UK House price growth slowed in 2017

12th January 2018

Finance Mortgages
UK House price growth slowed in 2017

House prices grew a lot slower in 2017 than in the previous year, the UK’s largest mortgage lender has reported.

The Halifax said prices rose by 2.7% in 2017 – compared with a 6.5% increase in 2016. On a calendar year basis, that is the lowest rise since 2012.

It said that the slowdown was driven by a squeeze on real wage growth and continuing uncertainty over the economy.

At the end of the year the average house price across the UK was £225,021.

The Halifax research echoes last week’s figures from the Nationwide, which suggested prices rose by 2.6% in 2017.

During the month of December, the Halifax said that prices fell by 0.6%, the first monthly decline since June last year.

Baggette + Co. organisation logo