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House prices static in February

The Land Registry says house prices in England and Wales remained static during February, with the average price standing at £185,616. Prices in London fell by 0.4%, with average house prices dropping to £353,760. But at 10.6%, annual growth in the city remains higher than in any other region. The West Midlands experienced the highest monthly price rise with an increase of 1.3%.

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