SOUTH Cheshire homeowners could be on the brink of a property boom.
A property price forecast issued in the latest issue of Your Mortgage, an independent consumer magazine, is predicting significant rises in average prices over the next four years.
Detailed research carried out by the magazine forecasts the property market showing no sign of weakening despite the recent interest rate rise.
Overall house prices are predicted to rise 14.1% in Cheshire over the next five years.
In Crewe and Nantwich, there will be significant gains of up to 17% over the next few years, compared to 12% in Congleton borough.
Spokeswoman Paula John said: 'The increases we are seeing are in a large down to the basic economics of supply and demand.
'Demand increases all the time as smaller households and inward immigration swell the adult population.
'Furthermore, we are not building anywhere like sufficient numbers of new properties and are not likely to do so in the short-to-medium-term.'
People who buy now can expect a healthy return by 2010, according to the figures based on interest rate projections, employment forecasts and population trends.