Salient to Investors:

David Brown at LSL said the lack of lending, especially to first-time buyers, is choking off first-time buyer sales outside of prime London.

Acadametrics said house prices rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier in September due to a shortage of properties, but the rate of increase is slowing. London average prices jumped an annual 8.2 percent, 3.7 times more than in any other region.

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