The Office of National Statistics released the latest housing market data for the UK here.
Daily Mail almost averaging one article a day on this now.
House prices grew +7.1% y/y in England, +6.9% in Wales, 1.4% in Scotland and +2.7 in Northern Ireland.
Long-time readers of this blog won't be remotely surprised to hear that (a) UK average house prices are making new all-time highs, and (b) it's London (+13.2% y/y) and the south-east of England (+7.1% y/y) that are driving the gains.
Gross mortgage borrowing of £11.5 billion was a stonking 47% higher than the same month last year, and the highest level of lending recorded since 2008.
Given the UK's penchant for boom/bust cycles, there are to be no prizes for guessing what happens next: a continued substantial run-up in housing valuations.