There has been good news this month from the Office of National Statistics, average house prices have returned to 2008 levels which is about the time the property crunch happened.
Even better news for Londoners, of the 6 regions that are above 2008 levels, London of course leads the way at a 19.1% increase since 2008.
The full breakdown is as follows:
UK: £272,000, annual rise of 11.7 per cent
England: £284,000, up 12 per cent
Wales: £171,000, up 7.4 per cent
Scotland: £198,000, up 7.6 per cent
Northern Ireland: £139,000, up 4.5 per cent
North east England: £156,000, up 9.5 per cent