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Economic indicators: housing and property

Economic indicators for the housing and property sector are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

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Useful links

GOV.UK House Price Index
This monthly House Price Index, published by Land Registry, succeeded the quarterly Residential Property Price Reports in 2007. Figures, going back to 1995, are given at national, regional, county and London borough level based on repeat sales.

Halifax House Price Index
The Halifax Index includes national commentary and analysis, quarterly regional prices back to 1983, and an explanation of the methodology used to calculate the index since its creation in 1984.

Half Year Reviews (Hurford Salvi Carr)
A series of regular reports on the residential market in Central London from a firm of property advisors. The reports cover market trends, the planning pipeline and the future direction of the residential market.

Housing market and house prices
Statistical data on the UK housing market published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The data includes average house prices, house price indices and house price inflation figures across the UK.

Investment Property Databank (MSCI)
Comprehensive housing statistics from a global real estate information company, providing real estate research reports as well as market indices for a number of countries.

LSL Property Services/Acadametrics House Price Index
Monthly figures with regional comparisons, historical data and interactive charts.

Nationwide House Price Index
The Nationwide Index features monthly and quarterly figures as well as historical data. The site also includes an explanation of the methodology used in calculating the index.

RICS Market surveys and analyses
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) publishes several market surveys on housing and property issues across the UK and internationally, including:

Further resources

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