The latest index from the Halifax shows that prices in the three months to November were 0.8 per cent higher than in the previous quarter - but the underlying trend is that growth is slowing now and will slow further in 2017.
House prices will stall in 2017 and there won't by any significant improvement in affordability for many hard-pressed buyers - but there will be "no Armageddon" according to the National Association of Estate Agents.
There's some good news at last for London's troubled housing market - a report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows that home buyers in the capital took out 12 per cent more loans in the third quarter of the year than in the previou
The asking price of properties newly launched on the market has dipped by 1.1 per cent in the past month says Rightmove - but this is less than the average 1.8 per cent drop usually seen at this time of year.
House prices in the three months to late October were on average 5.2 per cent higher than over the same period of 2015 - but with no change over the most recent quarter, the Halifax warns that market activity and prices are both softening.
Media reports over the weekend suggest that the government is to introduce a 'buy as you go' system in the Autumn Statement allowing housing association tenants the right to contribute to the purchase of their home through monthly rent payments.
House prices were unchanged in October according to the latest Nationwide house price index, but a typical home now costs six times average earnings - the highest house price/earnings ratio since early 2008 as the market slowdown started.
As economic consultancies and estate agency research departments begin their annual round of late-year forecasts for the 12 months ahead, the first prediction suggests house prices will grow across the UK - but will fall significantly in London.
Data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that over 60 per cent of its members contributing to a monthly market survey believe values of homes in London and the south east are "above fair value currently."
The Conveyancing Association says new Chancellor Phillip Hammond should use next month's Autumn Statement as the opportunity to reverse controversial buy to let tax initiatives introduced last year by George Osborne.