For homes coming to market this month in Wales, the West and East Midlands and the North West, average asking prices reached all-time highs, according to Rightmove, the online property company.
The average price of a house new to market in London was £621,589, up 1.2 per cent from April but down 2.5 per cent from 12 months ago.
Only in Bexley, southeast London, and Barking and Dagenham, east London — the two cheapest boroughs — did new sellers ask more than a year ago. In Westminster, the second most expensive borough, the average asking price fell by 6.3 per cent over the 12 months to £1,400,270.
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