15.04.2013 - UK: Housing market predicted to revive in 2013 with more than 1m to move home
Forecasters Item Club say chancellor's Help to Buy scheme will get people moving but broader economic outlook still gloomy. The housing market will finally return to life this year with more than a million people expected to move home the highest number since the financial crisis struck. The Ernst & Young Item Club, which uses the Treasury's economic models, predicted that housing transactions this year will rise by 7.5% to 1m. In its spring forecast the respected economic forecaster said the chancellor's plan to use 12bn of taxpayer funds to underwrite up to 130bn of mortgages will push home moves up a further 7.8% next year to 1.08m...............................................Full Article: Source
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