Our latest report 'What to watch in 2021, the snakes and ladders of the residential property market', brings together a selection of economic and residential market data that can be used to assess how the housing market is performing.

For each metric that's evaluated we've used a snake or a ladder to reflect if it's positive for the house market.

Key points in this month's report include:

-The housing market is currently performing strongly with approvals, sales and price growth having all bounced back after the lockdown

-In addition, the stamp duty holiday is due to come to an end, which may deter buyers

-Some economic indicators are not improving as quickly as in recent months and lockdown 3.0 will act as a negative drag on the economy in Q1

-Reflecting this backdrop, we are expecting some of the market momentum to ease off