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House buying picks up pace in the UK

House prices in many parts of the UK are on the way up.

According to official figures, prices rose by just over 3% in the 12 months to June.

A separate industry survey showed prices are rising at their fastest rate in nearly seven years.

But there were big regional variations - with prices falling in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 13 Aug 2013
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