UK house price index
Average house prices in the UK rose by +8.4 per cent over the year to August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
While incontestably bullish, these figures will still comprise many sales agreed prior to the so-termed 'Brexit 'referendum (and the actual Brexit has not yet taken place anyway).
The strength of the UK housing market is really a story of South East England's strong housing market, with the average mix-adjusted price in England as a whole up by +9.2 per cent over the year to a record £236,000.
Average prices have recovered a bit in Northern Ireland, though remain some 45 per cent below their September 2007 peak.
London prices rose by another +12.1 per cent to a fresh high of £489,000.
However, the ripple effect meant that the strongest annual growth was found in London's surrounding regions of the East (+13.3 per cent) and South East (+12.2 per cent) of England.
The worst performing city was Aberdeen where weak oil prices saw house prices fall by -8.7 per cent over the year.
The most expensive borough in which to buy a home was Kensington & Chelsea at a cool £1.3 million, and the cheapest town...Burnley at £77,000!