Another survey reports house prices on way up
THE latest barometer for the state of Northern Ireland's housing market has confirmed what other surveys have reported - house prices are back on the up.
The latest University of Ulster quarterly house price index found the average cost of a new home during the first quarter of 2013 was just over £131,000.
Weighted across house types, that represents an increase just shy of 2 per cent over the past year.
The survey, produced along with the Bank of Ireland and the Housing Executive, perhaps gives the most accurate picture of the north's housing market.