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    Confidence in property rising, Nationwide reveals


    Confidence in property rising, Nationwide revealsBritons are taking an increasingly positive view of the property market, new figures suggest.

    Research published by Nationwide in its latest Consumer Confidence index reveal that more people think now is a good time to make a major purchase, such as a house.

    Questioned in September, some 39 per cent of respondents claim that it was an ideal opportunity to make such a purchase, a rise from the 33 per cent who felt this way when surveyed in August.

    Meanwhile, estimations about property prices have improved.

    Now, consumers believe the value of their home is to rise 1.2 per cent over the next six months, up from the 0.2 per cent increase predicted in August.

    However, those that are looking to further boost their property's value may wish to consider carrying out home improvements.

    Meanwhile, a recent Times article reported that homes with a large garden will not only command a higher price than those with smaller spaces, but they also attract more prospective buyers.

    Posted by Barney MarshallADNFCR-2244-ID-19399420-ADNFCR

    N.B. The information contained in this story is provided by the supplier and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of lets-do-diy.com.


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