45% expect house prices to rise

AOL Money Staff

The number of people who think house prices will rise over the next 12 months is at its highest in at least two years, a survey has found.

Almost half expect prices to increase (45%) while just one in eight forecast declines (12%), according to the research by Halifax, conducted in the same week the Government unveiled measures designed to boost the housing market.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%