Episode 45

Increasing property transactions


October 7th, 2020

27 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Simon and Stuart chat about a recent article in the Financial Times claiming property transactions are increasing thanks to the stamp duty holiday. Show notes include a link to the source data.

This week's conversation covered:

  • House sales climb for second month.
  • Based on HMRC figures using stamp duty records (direct PDF link).
  • Too early to be from the stamp duty holiday.
  • High LTV mortgage products are currently rare.
  • Transactions are recovering well, but they're currently still down from last year.
  • Was the stamp duty holiday too early?
  • Will the stamp duty holiday be extended?
  • A lot of the recovery in transactions will just be catching up from what was missed.
  • Sold, STC!
  • On the market for less than 10 days.
  • Home information packs to speed up conveyancing.
  • Don't believe the blockchain hype!

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