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The local housing market has rebounded after lockdown. Paul Faith/PA Wire

The local housing market has rebounded after lockdown. Paul Faith/PA Wire

The local housing market has rebounded after lockdown. Paul Faith/PA Wire

Estate agents in Northern Ireland have reported bumper sales and record viewing numbers since the housing market here reopened last month.

While business came to a standstill during the height of the lockdown, since June 15 buyer demand has soared thanks to those wanting to trade up or down after a three-month shutdown.

The market reopened to a new era of socially distanced viewings and uncertainty about the impact of an economic recession.