House price confidence 'improves'

AOL Money Staff
couple looking in estate agent's window
couple looking in estate agent's window

Optimism in the housing market has grown in recent months, with more Britons predicting prices will rise this year than those forecasting a fall, a study has found.

Nearly a third (29%) of those surveyed believe house prices will increase in the next 12 months, Halifax said, up from 28% when a similar report was compiled in October. Meanwhile 22% predict a decline, down from 30% when the study was conducted previously.