Headlines for Monday 30th November 2020

Mortgage approvals hit highest level since 2007

The latest Bank of England data tell of “robust” mortgage market, with approvals in October running a third above pre-pandemic levels.

PCL prices still flat despite activity surge – Winkworth

Major-league agency reports on how activity recovered in the third quarter, with exchanges rebounding by 192%.

The case for extending and tapering the stamp duty holiday

With property taxes back in focus after last week’s government spending review, Tom Bill take a closer look at what that may mean for stamp duty and capital gains tax…

The Secret Agent: What do many of London’s most successful agents have in common?

There’s a reason why the class of Foxtons from the nineties and noughties are now in charge of some of the biggest agencies in the capital, says our insider – it was all in the training…

Resi development plans floated for Bristol Zoo’s historic Clifton site

Bristol Zoological Society has announced that it is selling its historic Gardens site in prime Clifton, suggesting that existing buildings could be developed for residential use.

Grade I listed Bath townhouses to go under the hammer

‘Incredibly rare’ trio of mansions on Laura Place are being sold off next month, five years after hitting the market at £5m.

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