Property Update: After the fall

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HOME buying should increase by more than 20 per cent in the second half of this year, and the oversupply of housing that has held back price increases will have almost disappeared by mid-1993, say the City analysts UBS Phillips & Drew. Prices will fall by 5 per cent in 1992 but be rising by 6 per cent by the end of next year in response to stronger buying. 'For the medium term we expect a return to a healthy market, with house prices rising at least in line with earnings,' says a report for investors in building societies.

Wimpey points out that sales in Glasgow have jumped 50 per cent. 'During late 1992 and early 1993 prices will begin to rise again,' says sales manager, Ian Brown.