Prices across UK still below boom levels
HOUSE prices have not recovered to 2007 boom levels anywhere in the UK apart from two areas, say The Halifax.
In Rochford, Essex, house prices are up one per cent on boom levels and in South Lakeland, in the North-west, they have risen by 0.1 per cent.
Even in Islington, the bestperforming London district, prices are still down by 0.1 per cent.
All 20 of the best performers are in the south of England, apart from Aberdeenshire, where house prices have been held up by the oil industry
The worst performers are all in Northern Ireland, where some house prices are 53 per cent below the boom, followed by Corby in the East Midlands, down 35 per cent.