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Will house prices rise or fall this year?

Rise 10%
0 (0%)
Rise 5%
1 (20%)
No Change
0 (0%)
Fall 5%
4 (80%)
Fall 10%
0 (0%)
Fall more than 10%
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: December 29, 2011, 12:37:47 pm

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Will House Prices fall or rise?
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:36:50 pm »
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Re: Will house prices fall or rise?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 09:06:07 am »
House prices are going to fall in the short term.
There is an over supply of unsold homes on the market.
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Re: Will house prices fall or rise?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 04:55:47 pm »
I tend to agree with Philofacts. Prices are still massively overinflated. One of the contributing issues is the withdrawal of the requirement of HIPs for sellers. Now that cost of around £500 has gone, the market has become even more flooded with chancers who aren't necessarily committed to selling their home. Consequently vendors are putting their homes on the market for silly prices.

In general though, sellers won't or cant sell for normal prices because they're either in negative equity or refuse to sell at a reasonable price during what they consider to be 'the bottom of the market'.

All very frustrating for first time buyers.

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Re: Will house prices fall or rise?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 09:05:39 am »
I personally dont think the withdrawal of HIPS has made any difference to house prices.
I agree a few people may put their homes for sale to "test the market"  which HIPS would have stopped
but generally it is due to the economic climate, lack of availability of loans and the fact that a home you buy today
may be worth 20% LESS in 18 months time  (maybe)

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Re: Will house prices fall or rise?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 05:24:54 pm »
For first time buyers let's hope so! Unless they've just bought their first home of course!

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Re: Will house prices fall or rise?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 09:04:33 am »
Falling house prices is bad news for everyone!
People hold off buying because they believe prices will fall further.
Others get into negative equity and cannot sell.
and with a subdued housing market, all manner of consumer goods important for the economy are not been made delivered and sold.
The result is recession and unemployment.