Report I am calling the top - its turned in House prices and the economy Posted September 26, 2020 We’ve totally given up predicting the housing market. It’s powers of resilience know no bounds. We have the added problem of living in Cornwall. Prices have exploded down here since lockdown as people realise that they don’t have to live in overcrowded city conditions. The cat is out of the bag and even If prices drop nationwide, they may well remain buoyant down here. Most house sales seem to be going to “upcountry folk”. Our village has a branch rail line and easy access to Truro and Newquay airport.... We were accidental renters and thought, for once, that Lady Luck would smile on us in terms of property prices. No to be. We’ve bitten the bullet and bought, the only crumb of comfort being that our stamp duty liability is £15K less.