House prices to get lower

Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham

Health trust that runs Queen Alexandra Hospital is rated as above national average for the environment it provides for patients

House prices look set to end 2011 two per cent lower than they started it but a shortage of homes on the market should prevent bigger price slides.

Property values are likely to continue falling during the coming months but a lack of supply should help to stabilise the market at some point during the first half of next year, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said.