According to the latest report by the Office for National Statistics, house prices in Northern Ireland rose by 2.6% in April.

The ONS index suggests the price of a typical house in NI is £132,000, a figure that has barely changed in two years. The ONS index is based on data from mortgage completions and is provided by the Council for Mortgage Lenders.

The most comprehensive house price index for Northern Ireland suggested that prices rose at an annual rate of 7% in the first quarter of 2014.

The Northern Ireland Residential Property Price Index, which is produced by Stormont's statistics agency, records the details of all sales. It calculates the average residential property price to be £102,000.