Welsh property market re-opens

The Welsh property market re-opens today (Monday, 9 November) following a two-week “firebreak lockdown”. Estate agents are unsurprisingly relieved that their doors can open once again.

Government letter to the housing industry: Carry on building & moving

“House building – and its supply chains that support it – should continue working securely” through the November Coronavirus lockdown, say the Housing Secretary, Home Builders Federation and Federation of Master Builders, while “buying, selling and renting a home can continue, in a COVID-secure way, as it has in recent months.”

NY Times: The Island Brokers Are Overwhelmed

“Calls and emails come in at all times of day and night,” writes Heather Murphy for the New York Times. “They no longer concern fun or prestige. Instead they focus on fresh water and solar panels. These were not the inquiries they had grown used to. The island brokers are overwhelmed.”