House prices and sales continue on upwards

London and the North East experienced the greatest monthly rises with movements of 1.6 per cent. The East Midlands is the region with the most significant monthly price fall with a movement of -2.1 per cent.

The most up-to-date figures available show that during January 2010, the number of completed house sales in England and Wales rose by 30 per cent to 34,171 from 26,208 in January 2009.

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