House prices fall in April due to lockdown restrictions


Figures show that house prices in the UK were down 0.6% last month to an average price of £238,511 as a result of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, with buyers and sellers expected to return to the market as soon as safety measures are loosened. Russell Galley, managing director at Halifax, remarked: “The impact of measures taken to curtail the spread of coronavirus started to filter through to the housing market in April, with average prices falling by 0.6% compared to March, and the annual growth rate easing to 2.7%.” He went on: “The future remains uncertain and based on our current forecasting we expect short-term headwinds to house prices, although we maintain our underlying confidence in the health of the housing market in the longer term.”

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