Some interesting figures from lender Halifax today, showing the first quarterly fall in average house prices in almost five years.

Average prices fell by 0.2% during the past three months, representing the first quarterly fall recorded since November 2012.

Despite this quarterly fall, average prices continued to rise over the past year, growing by 3.8%.

This compares to the latest Nationwide survey which shows annual price growth of 2.6% on average.

House prices are often the topic of newspaper headlines and dinner party conversations because they can relate to how wealthy we feel.

Slowing house prices could mean lower consumer confidence, translating into less High Street spending and a slowing economy.

It will be interesting to see how these house price surveys progress over the coming months, once the general election result is decided and Brexit negotiations have advanced.