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Rise in new buyer interest in UK housing market

10 April 2012 Last updated at 14:55 BST

New buyer enquiries edged up in March due to a combination of unusually warm weather and a rush of first-time buyers hoping to beat a stamp duty deadline.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that during the month, 9% more surveyors reported a rise in inquiries from potential buyers.

It is not all good news for sellers as prices continued to fall except in London.

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast spoke to Rics' Chief Economist Simon Rubinsohn.

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