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People viewing properties online have bounced back to pre lockdown levels

Written by on May 16, 2020

People viewing properties online have bounced back to pre-lockdown levels

That’s according to Rightmove

The number of people viewing properties online has bounced back to levels seen before the lockdown amid the “surprise” reopening of England’s housing market this week, according to a website.

Rightmove said home mover visits to its website had been hitting pre-lockdown daily levels.

On Wednesday, the day England’s housing market was taken out of the deep freeze where it had remained during lockdown, nearly 5.2 million visits were made to Rightmove.

This was a 4% increase on the same day a year earlier.

Meanwhile, Halifax has reported seeing mortgage applications spike by 36% in the past week compared with a week earlier.

Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said the industry had been “caught by surprise” this week at the easing of rules which allow people in England to now go on physical property viewings and make trips to estate agents.

Those involved in buying and selling will still have to follow strict Government guidelines to limit the spread of coronavirus generally.

Published: by Radio NewsHub