House prices across the country will rise in 2013 thanks to increased mortgage competition and shortage of homes

House prices across the country ‘will rise in 2013 thanks to increased mortgage competition and shortage of homes’Average rise of 2 per cent in asking prices predicted in 2013Rise expected despite biggest fall in ten years this monthBut number of new sellers expected to be same as last three years | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 17 December 2012 Increase: The average rise next year is expected due to more competition among lenders and a shortage of homes, although big falls are expected over Christmas The beleaguered housing market is set to bounce back next year across England and Wales, according to research. A report by property search website Rightmove predicts an average rise of 2 per cent in sellers’ asking prices in 2013, thanks to increased competition among mortgage lenders and a continued shortage of homes