File photo dated 02/10/2012 of a general view of an estate agent"s "Sold" sign outside a property
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House prices rising 'at fastest annual rate for three years'

4 July 2013 Last updated at 16:01 BST

House prices are rising at their fastest rate for nearly three years, according to one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders.

The Halifax said prices in June were 0.6% higher than in May.

Simon Gompertz reports.