House prices soar by £7,000 in past four weeks

House prices have soared by £7,000 in a month as the market bursts back into life. The £6,923 jump in the past four weeks is confirmation that Britain is enjoying a housing boom. The £1,750 weekly uplift puts the price of a typical three-bedroom semi at £252,418, according to ­analysts Rightmove. The biggest leap was recorded in London where new …