This month’s report features exclusive insight on the year-to-date growth in new sales (compared to the same period in 2019), the ongoing housing supply/demand imbalance and the effect further COVID-19 restrictions will have on-demand. First-time buyers have long been the engine of the housing market. However, the current growth in demand from existing homeowners will shift the market focus. Houses with more space outside of big cities will grow in popularity. This trend is likely to continue if homeowners end up spending more of the winter in their current homes due to tightening restrictions.