Nationwide HPI - House prices rise by 0.3% in May

  • House prices rose by 0.3% in May
  • On the three month on three month measure, prices rose by 0.6%
  • Price of a typical home in May is 1.2% lower than one year ago

Headlines April 2011

May 2011

Monthly Index* 329.5 330.4
Monthly Change* -0.2% 0.3%
Annual Change -1.3% -1.2%
Average Price £165,609 £167,208

* Seasonally adjusted figure (Note that monthly % changes are revised when seasonal adjustment factors are re-estimated)

Commenting on the figures Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist said:

"House prices increased by 0.3% in May, only just offsetting the 0.2% fall recorded the previous month, and leaving prices 1.2% below the level prevailing in May 2010.

At 0.6%, the three month on three month measure of house prices was little changed from the 0.7% pace of increase recorded in April.

Overall, the modest pace of house price growth in May suggests that the property market is continuing to mirror the lacklustre trends evident in the wider economy."

For further information and a regional breakdown please download the full May 2011 report