Market confidence greatest in south
HOUSING market confidence is increasingly, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.
More than one respondent in three (39 per cent) predicted that house prices nationally will increase over the next year, almost double the proportion who believe house prices will fall (20 per cent).
Londoners remain most confident while the North East is least positive.
Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis says: “There is a substantial north-south divide to the improvement in housing confidence which is reflective of property prices in the South currently more resilient than in the North.”