A strong start to the year has seen the typical house price in England
and Wales surpass £300,000, according to the Your Move house price
index. Prices edged up 0.3 per cent from December, or 3.1 per cent
from January last year, to £300,169. While the month-on-month increase
is higher than in UK-wide reports from Nationwide and Halifax,
the annual rate is slower.