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Why the Covid stamp duty holiday reveals big problems in the housing market

HM Treasury “misjudged” the property market when it introduced the Stamp Duty holiday last year, writes Michael Ball, Professor of Urban and Property Economics at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School. “What must have looked superficially to be a wizard policy idea – stimulating the housing market and gaining political bouquets from happy buyers at the same time – has rebounded badly.”

Why global investors are hungry for PCL assets right now

Knight Frank’s Guy Stebbings, whose team has exchanged on well over a billion pounds worth of deals in the last six months, explains why activity levels in the resi investment market are running at unprecedented levels in the middle of a global pandemic…

Is TikTok a viable way to sell luxury homes?

Chris Dietz takes a look at the US-led trend of real estate brokers using the meteoric social media platform to market their listings; does it actually work, and is now a good time to jump on the bandwagon?