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The September data shows a rising market with a monthly house price change of 0.9 per cent up from half a per cent in August. The annual drop of 5.6 per cent, up from a low of minus 16.3 per cent in February, takes the average house price in England and Wales to pounds 158,377.
London experienced the greatest monthly price rise with a movement of 1.3 per cent. The average property price in the capital is now pounds 314,954. In the meantime all regions experienced a decrease in their average property values over the last 12 months - in the West Midlands the fall was -7.4 per cent.
The Land Registry's most up-to-date figures show that during July 2009 the number of completed house sales in England and Wales rose by 9 per cent to 57,579 from 52,628 in July 2008. Monthly sales in England and Wales have risen steadily each month since January 2009 when they stood at 26,662.