says Business Editor in the Sun today…

Britains biggest mortgage lender claims the housing market is ‘firming,’ 5 years after the crisis blew up.

Yesterday, Halifax said the average house price rose 1.3 % in December to £163,845.

And the average for the past three months has topped the prior quarter for the first time since mid-2012.

Housing Economist at Halifax, Martin Ellis says “The gradual decline we have been seeing has come to a halt. We expect broad stability nationally in 2013.”

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