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UK Dec house prices steady as buyers try to beat tax hike

In a sign that UK house-price growth momentum may continue, a measure of price expectations for the next three months jumped to 43, the highest since April 2014.


UK house-price growth maintained momentum in December as a shortage of properties for sale provided support and buyers tried to beat a planned tax increase later this year.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said on Thursday that its price gauge rose to 50 from 49...