61% of Americans expect house prices to rise in the next 12 months

Homeowner confidence appears to be at its strongest in years, with 61 percent of U.S. adults stating their belief that home prices will increase in the next year.

Housing set to pick up pace in 2015, realtors believe

Home sales likely will remain subdued early on in the year before picking up in the second quarter and then maintaining a brisk pace for the rest of the year, predicts a new Reuters poll of economists.

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