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Housing activity up for second month in a row

Housing transactions increased for the second consecutive month, jumping by 11% in July, says LSL Property Services. Its house price index shows that transactions rose from 64,915 in June to an estimated 72,100 in July.

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The number of individuals looking to buy a house rose in July but lending restrictions remain a problem, says the National Association of Estate Agents. The NAEA says the average estate agent saw 292 house hunters in July.

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