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UK house prices rise 2.5% on year in August

British house prices in August were 2.5% higher than a year earlier, compared with a 2.1% annual rise in July, broadly in line with the rate of growth before the coronavirus pandemic struck, official figures showed on Wednesday.

UK's housing market booms through October, Rightmove says

A surge in Britain's housing market pushed up asking prices for homes this month by the most in more than four years, with buyers ready to pay a premium for larger properties after their lockdown experience this year, a survey showed on Monday.

UPDATE 1-UK's Barratt reports higher forward sales as housebuying recovers

Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt reported a near 17% jump in forward sales for the past three months on Wednesday and said it had delivered almost a quarter more homes than in the same period a year ago as Britain's housing market bounced back from the initial round of coronavirus lockdowns.

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