House prices face shock 20pc collapse
Wednesday 23rd February 2011
Turbulence in the housing market looks set to get even worse amid predictions of another huge fall in UK property values.
House prices could drop up to 20% over the next two years as a result of increasing unemployment and public spending cuts, it is claimed.
"Prices are trending slowly downwards at the moment, but our view is that this is really the start of the second leg of the correction, and we expect prices to fall significantly further," said Paul Diggle, property economist at consultancy Capital Economics.
The Guardian reports that he calculates the average home remains up to 20% overvalued by historical standards.
House prices fell by around 20% between 2008-2009 - but made up half the losses last year.
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