As many countries ease lockdown, the UK economy begins to heal from the heavy blows taken earlier in the year due to COVID-19. Activities in the property market starts to pick up especially with the UK government's fresh investment and support grants for building projects.

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Consumers' "buying frenzy" in retail spending has also been seen in the real estate sector as they reassess their housing needs. In particular, England's stamp duty holiday has caused a surge in the number of transactions and real estate prices as all kinds of investors now jump on the bandwagon of buying opportunities.

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Demand for UK homes climbs after virus lockdown eases: Rightmove

Demand for UK homes climbs after virus lockdown eases: Rightmove

Demand for homes has grown in Britain since businesses reopened in mid-May, said UK property website Rightmove, as consumers re-assess their housing needs after the government declare a stamp duty holiday for home buyers.

London vs Manchester: Where to snap up a post-lockdown property bargain?

London vs Manchester: Where to snap up a post-lockdown property bargain?

The UK’s revived post-lockdown property market presents a diverse range of opportunities for international investors, according to experts. Real estate agents up and down the country are reporting unexpectedly high levels of property buying and selling activities.

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Global commercial real estate markets feel impact of COVID-19

Global commercial real estate markets feel impact of COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in global real estate markets, with commercial real estate investment volumes falling across all three regions in the first half of the year.

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UK plans S$1.7b in building projects to boost economy

UK plans S$1.7b in building projects to boost economy

Boris Johnson's government has announced that it will invest nearly 1.3 billion pounds (S$2.34 billion) in building projects and provide 2 billion pounds in energy efficiency grants in an effort to create jobs and boost the pandemic-hit UK economy.

How landlords are meeting office demand with plug-and-play suites

How landlords are meeting office demand with plug-and-play suites

Landlords looking for fresh ways to attract tenants during the pandemic are trialling one particular tactic: make moving in easier. In a COVID-stricken economy, businesses are looking to avoid designing their own offices in order to save money and maintain agility as they adapt to office requirements amidst ongoing uncertainties.

Read also: An Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact on Office Real Estate Demand


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