House prices rise in 51% of areas

Press Association
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More than half of postcode districts across England and Wales recorded rising house prices in February in the most widespread growth seen for a decade, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

Some 51.1% of postcode districts saw prices increase last month, marking the biggest spread of coverage since the survey began in July 2004. Just 0.4% of these areas saw prices fall.