More than half think 2014 time to sell

According to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker 51% of the British public think that 2014 will be a good time to sell property.

This is the first time since April 2011 that the survey has shown a majority positive sentiment with only 39% thinking 2014 will be a bad time to sell.

Sentiment is even more positive among owner-occupiers where 56% think it is a good time to sell compared to 36% thinking it is a bad time.

There has also been a rise in the proportion of Britons who think the next 12 months will be a good time to buy, up six points since September to 63% now, while 28% think it will be a bad time.

Just under 38%, think the next 12 months will be a good time to buy and a good time to sell, an increase from 30% in September and 9% a year ago.

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