Data collected by Mortgage Choice shows 64% of Australians believe the housing market will maintain its strong performance, and may even improve.

Most Australians remain positive about investing in property and will continue to buy and sell dwellings, says Mortgage Choice CEO John Flavell.CoreLogic research reveals property prices grew only 0.4% (the average across the capital cities) over the three months to November.

Some commentators suggest this is the beginning of the end of major price growth in Sydney and Melbourne.However, Flavell says the reality is that property prices are just stabilising after a few years of substantial growth in the two biggest cities.

Meanwhile, price growth in accelerating in some cities, notably Canberra and Hobart, while recovery is underway in Perth.