House prices fall in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

House prices in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire fell 0.1% in December, while prices across the country will edge down 1% during 2013 as the London market shows signs of cooling, property analysts have said.

Prices fell 0.1% month-on-month in December, marking the sixth month in a row that this has happened, and average prices ended the year 0.3% lower than a year ago, Hometrack said.

It predicts that a reluctance by struggling families to take on more debt will continue to act as a drag on the housing market next year and prices will be more volatile with continued low sales.