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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK THERE IS MORE STABILITY IN THE HOUSING MARKET?

<strong>JOHN ATHOW </strong>UBS<br />&ldquo;I think that house prices will drop again. There&rsquo;s a lot of&nbsp; false confidence around. House prices are still high in London because there&rsquo;s a lot of demand and very little supply. Estate agents are pushing up the market. I doubt that as many houses are being sold as before the crunch.&rdquo;&nbsp; <br /><strong><br />TREVOR WOOD </strong> BERWIN LEIGHTON PAISNER<br />&ldquo;I think that there is definitely more confidence in the market. But the price rises currently being reported aren&rsquo;t sustainable. There&rsquo;s a lot of hot money chasing bargains due to the weak pound, but I think that the housing recovery is likely to stagnate.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />GARETH HIRD </strong>MCBAINS COOPER<br />&ldquo;I think different regions are forecast to rise and fall in price. But I don&rsquo;t believe that prices will fall again in London. There is a restricted supply of properties, certainly at the top end.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s a lot of overseas buyers coming on the London market and pushing up prices.&rdquo;