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...and here is the story from their site.

Whilst the Acadametric's stats are only showing a small drop of 0.1%, at least it does mean we now get the "19 month low" headline.


U.K. House Prices Slip 0.1% to 19-Month Low, Acadametrics Says

U.K. house prices fell to the lowest level in more than 1 1/2 years last month as banks’ requests for larger deposits deterred first-time buyers, Acadametrics Ltd. and LSL Property Services Plc said.

The average price of a home in England and Wales fell 0.1 percent from June to 217,300 pounds ($351,700), the lowest since December 2009, the groups estimated in an e-mailed report in London today. Prices dropped 2.6 percent from a year earlier.

The housing market may struggle to gain momentum as banks restrict lending and inflation outpaces growth in wages. The escalation of Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis and the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, which have sparked a global selloff in financial markets this month, also threatens activity, Acadametrics Chairman Peter Williams said.

“There is little to suggest the market will change greatly in the next few months,” Williams said in the report. “Recent events continue to erode both confidence and the prospects for growth in house prices or indeed for the wider economy.”

Out of the 10 regions in England and Wales tracked by Acadametrics, all apart from London posted price declines in the past three months compared with a year earlier. Prices in northwest England led the drop, with a fall of 5 percent, while London posted a 0.4 percent gain.

While Acadametrics and LSL estimate that transactions in July rose 5 percent to 60,000 from June, that is still only about 58 percent of the long-term average, they said.

The Bank of England kept its key interest rate at a record low of 0.5 percent last week to boost the faltering recovery.

“The costs of mortgages have recently fallen and loans have become more readily available, with a strong suggestion that the core problem at present in the housing market is a lack of demand,” Williams said. “Were the economic news to improve and were the rate of price falls to continue to slow over the next few months, activity could pick up.”

Acadametrics and LSL combine initial transaction data from the U.K. Land Registry and results from other price measures for an estimate for the most recent month.

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Last MoM from them was -0.8%

Seems they've surrendered their 'least bearish index' crown to Nationwide.

Is that the revised figure or what was reported? Tbh I gave up on this when the merged with LSL esate agents. Still bull shit if you ask me even if it is a nice headline.

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May reported -0.8 adjusted -1.2

June reported -0.8 adjusted -1.1

July reported -0.1 adjusted ????

no mention of the adjustments

and the annual change in house prices, based on a three month average, for Hounslow 10%

jackanory time

Thanks. I remember the -0.8%s now. Still had some pretty hefty revisions though.

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