Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. His latest book is Bookshelf, published by Thames & Hudson.
The number of valuations rose for a third consecutive month in December, thanks to significant growth in buy-to-let and with the help of first time buyers.
The number of residential valuations conducted by Connells in December was 2% higher than a year ago and the total number of valuations in 2012 was 12% higher than in [...]