Today, the property website Rightmove stated average asking prices in the UK advanced 2.6% m-o-m to a record level of £262,594 in April, after rising 1.6% in the previous month. This was led by a strong monthly gain of over 7% in some parts of London. In South West and South East regions, asking prices stood at £272,321 and £335,142, respectively. In London and East Anglia, prices were £572,348 and £236,659, respectively. Overall asking prices in the UK increased 7.3% y-o-y, registering its highest increase since October 2007, after gaining 6.8% in March.