Record high for UK house prices, says ONS
15 October 2013 Last updated at 13:56 BST
UK house prices rose to a new high in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The average price of a house or flat is now £247,000.
The Office for National Statistics says prices rose by 3.8% in England compared with August last year.
The figures suggest house prices are rising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but still falling in Scotland.
Hugh Pym reports.