Talk of a revival in the housing market remains unfounded, Nationwide says, after the building society published data showing house prices are still falling.
According to the firm, the price of a typical house fell by 0.4% in April, reversing a "surprise" 0.9% rise the previous month.
The average UK house price now stands at £151,861, it says, pointing out prices have declined by 15% on an annual basis.
"This reverses some of the rise seen in March, but is in line with our expectations, given the current economic conditions," Nationwide chief economist Fionnuala Earley says.
"While affordability is indeed more favourable and there does seem to be some cautious optimism from some quarters, it is still far too soon to say that this is the start of a solid revival in the market."
Earley adds: "The correction in house prices and improved affordability conditions provide a good grounding for the market once domestic and global economic conditions once again become more favourable."
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