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The housing market outlook for 2021 – with Sunday Times Economist David Smith

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After a record-breaking year in 2020, the housing market is delicately poised with a country in recession, a rise in unemployment and the end of stamp duty on the horizon. In this exclusive webinar, we’ll help you cut through the noise and get an expert view on what lies ahead for the economy and the housing market.

David Smith has been economics editor for The Sunday Times for 30 years. He’s written and spoken extensively about the housing market and is a former property journalist of the year – making him an expert in this field and highly qualified in the subject.

In this webinar, David gave his expert opinion on what’s to come in 2021, addressing questions such as:

– Will the ongoing momentum in the market outweigh the uncertainty?
– What will be the impact of the build-up of personal savings during the pandemic?
– What is the outlook for unemployment and how does it compare to past recessions?
– What’s in store for interest rates?
– How will the stamp duty cliff edge affect the market, if there isn’t an extension?
– How all of the above could impact market activity and house prices

You’ll come away understanding more about the likely economic climate for the rest of 2021 and the opportunities that will exist for you to make the most of, to help you plan ahead and have better informed conversations with your clients.


Here’s what a few of our viewers thought of the session:

“I found every bit of this useful to give me a full picture of the various components of the housing market and the influences – it was all helpful”

“It was helpful to hear the opinion of a top economist and get an insight in to the indicators and data the government use to help make their predictions and decisions”

“Positive outlook for the year ahead, so very motivating and informative”

“Very interesting and factual. Sound advice and informed opinion”