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The number of agreed property sales has soared by 50%+, creating a queue of 418,000 buyers rushing to complete before the stamp duty deadline, according to @Zoopla . It found an extra 140,000 sales in the pipeline compared to last year 👇 Read more here:

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House prices across the UK jumped 2.5% in the year to end of Aug – a large increase from the 2.1% rise witnessed in July, according to @ONS . The average property price reached a new high in the month, hitting £239,196 👇 Get the full story here:

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Many of the sales that have been boosting house price indexes may simply never happen

How lockdown has intensified the catchment area wars | @arabellayouens 

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The Welsh property market shut down on Friday evening, putting the brakes on a post-lockdown boom and potentially suspending 2,000+ transactions. The "circuit breaker" includes a ban on property viewings and has forced estate agents to close

"Even taking into account Britain's rickety system, the obstacles facing wannabe buyers are mounting." House prices may be rising, but the property market is far from healthy, writes @izzyfraser 

How will the economic fallout from the pandemic affect house prices? Look to oil-dependent Aberdeen, writes @MelissaLawford 

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Annual house price growth surged to a five-year high of 5.8% in Oct, according to @AskNationwide  The average British home cost £227,826 this month – a jump of 0.8% from Sept. Homes now cost £12,458 more than they did a year ago

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"The housing market is a mess and the Government's latest intervention threatens to derail its future too." Get ready for another A-level-style algorithm fiasco – only this time, it's our homes at risk, writes @laurendavidson 

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The #property  market has been given the green light to reopen after the Govt announced lifting the ban on viewings and valuations. From Wednesday, people will be allowed to travel to visit estate agents, letting agents or show homes… Read more here:

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An internal document from one of the country's biggest cladding firms has warned as many as 2,000 high-rise buildings have been built using flammable materials that may not be discovered unless invasive tests are carried out

1,500+ mortgages have been pulled from sale in the past 14 days. Nationwide and Santander have blocked loans to buyers with deposits <75% of a property's value, while NatWest and Halifax will now only lend up to 80% to new customers #property 

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Estate agents have become more negative about the long-term future of the property market, according to a @RICSnews  survey. "Next year will see collapse, like 2007, 1991 and 1993," said one 👇 Get the full story here:

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Check out this gif of house price increases from the @ONS 

House prices in Sept jumped by £17,064 (7.3%) year-on-year to a fresh record high of £249,870, according to @AskHalifaxBank . Average prices climbed 1.6% during the month, but experts have warned the boom will run out of steam soon

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Mortgage approvals hit six-month high as house prices 'set to rally'

New buy-to-let stamp duty: How much will you pay?

The speed of the property market has gone into overdrive with British homes selling in just 27 days – two weeks faster vs this time last year, according to @Zoopla . Sales agreed per agent in August was also 76% above the average for the past five years

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