UK house prices picked up last month, rising at the fastest annual rate since November, according to the Halifax.
In the three months to August, prices climbed by 3.7% from a year earlier, up from 3.3% annual growth in July.
However, the monthly change was just 0.1%, leaving the average cost of a house little changed at £229,958.
Russell Galley, managing director of the Halifax, said low interest rates and a “constrained” supply of homes for sale were supporting prices.
He added that household finances were being helped by “a low unemployment rate and a gradual pick-up in wage growth”.