The housing market is set to record its highest level of sales this year since 2007, according to a property website.
Around 1.5 million sales will have taken place across the UK in 2021, Zoopla predicts.
It added that housing transactions are expected to decline to 1.2 million in 2022, in line with the long-run average, but still relatively high compared to the past decade.
Richard Donnell, from Zoopla, said: “2021 is set to be a record year for the housing market with the most moves by homeowners since 2007 and nearly £500 billion of home sales.
“The impact of the pandemic on the housing market has further to run but at a less frenetic pace.
“We expect the momentum in the market to outweigh some emerging headwinds from higher living costs and the risk of higher mortgage rates.
“The latest data shows a turning point in the rate of house price growth, which we expect to slow quickly with average UK house prices up 3% by the end of 2022.”
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