Wednesday, Dec 06, 2006

Nobody predicting a fall in 2007

Guardian: Predictions

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The strength of the housing market has surprised everyone this year, so what does 2007 have in store? Charlotte Moore asked the experts
Friday December 1, 2006
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House prices have surprised everyone this year. Around 12 months ago the smart money was on a rise between 2%-4% for 2006, but the actual rate of inflation has far outstripped those forecasts - one recent estimate pencilled in growth of 8%. Many wonder if the market can continue in such rude health next year.

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1. Davros said...

Strangely all the 'experts' from estate agents, mortgage lenders and property websites predict a rise and cannot forsee a fall. Considering that
the only circumstance that they would ever predict a fall would be if it had already happened, their predictions arn't really worth a lot.

It seems strange also that the views of the Chief Economist of Morgan Stanley who is ultimately independent and who predicted a crash in a blaze of publicity 2 weeks ago have been disregarded. There's Fred Harrison, director of the Land Research Trust too, who predicts a bust in 2007.

If I had to choose between a group of individuals who's business depends on the continued growth of the property market, or two unbiased economists of international regard, I know who'd I'd be putting my money on.

Then again, no one is predicting a house price crash supposedly.

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:44AM Report Comment

2. sold 2 rent 1 said...

I am predicting the peak to be in 2007 with 2008 reserved for the standoff and start of the fall

Thursday, December 7, 2006 09:45AM Report Comment

3. Bootstrap said...

When the last bear leaves.....

Thursday, December 7, 2006 10:25AM Report Comment

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