A property buying surge in the wake of the coronavirus crisis has sent the cost of upsizing to a record high of nearly £68,000, according to new data. Demand for larger homes has pushed up prices as Britons seek more space both inside and out. House prices have not risen equally in the market mini-boom, however, and the difference between larger properties and starter homes has increased. A growing divide has limited who can afford the traditional dream of upsizing to a house, so-called second steppers.
The Daily Telegraph (02/10/2020)