Property market turned a corner?

Property analyst Hometrack said. The general rises are expected to 'flatten out' in coming months as worries over the economy impact on buyers' confidence, with official figures showing last week that the UK is in a double-dip recession.

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South drives house price rise

House prices have risen for the second month in a row, but the whole of the increase has been driven by London and the South. Prices increased by 0.1% on average across England and Wales in April, but they were either static or fell elsewhere.