Seller asking prices hit new record

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House sellers' average asking prices have broken through the quarter of a million pounds milestone for the first time amid signs of a "widespread" upturn in the housing market.

The new record meant that new sellers coming to market were asking £252,798 on average in June, representing a 1.2% month-on-month increase on a previous record set in May, property website Rightmove said.
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