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“No. Unless there is a dramatic increase in interest rates, I do not think house prices will fall at all.” Paul Harrold, Harrold Financial Planning ”

No. House prices will steady back a little way but I cannot see them dropping that dramatically. However, the first-time buyer market has dried up and this is what drives prices.” Malcolm Morris, Premier Independent Investments UK

“It is way off the mark. House prices are going to continue upwards.”

Paul Simms, Mortgage Zone

“No. They have been predicting house falls for the last two years. We will see a slowdown in growth but not a dive in prices.”

Steve Holmes, Steve Holmes IFA

“I do not know. I was surprised to see 30 per cent but in a way I think buy to let has been distorting the market for some time. If prices are going to drop by 30 per cent, then at least first-time buyers will be able to get a foot on the ladder.”

Andrew Robb, Stewart Robb & Co

“No, I do not agree with that prediction. I think this analyst sounds like a doom and gloom merchant. I think there will be a modest decline over two years.”

Noel Walker, Noel Walker Financial Planning

“No. We are all in trouble if they do. They may fall a little but not that much.”

Graham Pape, Roden Estates Financial Services

“No. Some properties may fall 30 per cent but the market as a whole? No way.”

Richard Potts, Richard H Potts Financial Services

No 88%

Maybe 12%

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