Rightmove PLC said that the number of people expecting house prices to rise has fallen through the three months ending January 31, where 24 percent of surveyed said prices will increase in a year, compared with 27 percent surveyed in October and 53 percent a year earlier.

In addition, 38 percent of surveyed people forecast home prices to remain about the same in a year, compared with the previous 39 percent surveyed in October 2010, meanwhile, the percentage of people saying that prices will be lower remained unchanged at 32.0 percent.