Asking prices in London saw a 10% rise in October, pushing the typical asking price to £544,232, leapfrogging a previous high set in July by more than £28,000.
According to the property website Rightmove, asking prices across the rest of the UK rose more steadily. A 2.8% month on month rise reached an average of £252,418.
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