CLG shows property price increase in September

* Annual average house prices fell in England (-4.0%), Wales (-6.7%), Scotland (-0.9%) and Northern Ireland (-18.3%).

* Annual average house prices paid by first-time buyers in September 2009 were 1.3% lower than a year ago. By comparison average house prices paid by former owner occupiers were 5.2%.

* Annual average house prices paid for new properties in September 2009 were 6.6% lower than a year ago. By comparison average house prices paid on pre-owned dwellings were 3.9%.

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