Conor Murphy is chief executive of Smartr365
While most sectors have spent the past 18 months grappling with a succession of lockdowns and other pandemic-related restrictions, the housing market has remained very much open. In fact, by all accounts, it has soared.
In the first quarter of 2021, there were 50% more transactions than in the first quarter of 2020 – long before COVID-19 even made headlines.
House prices fall slightly but still up 8.8% annually