As anyone who has tried to buy or sell a house in the last few years will tell you, one of the biggest effects of the recession was in the property market.
As it became harder to find mortgages, it became harder to find buyers - and prices fell.
However, the latest member of our Business Club has been telling Ben Chapman that things may finally be looking up for the property market.
Watch his full report below.
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Yorkshire Bank is closing 39 of its branches across the country. We list the ones affected and how far customers will need to travel
The 60-year-old will take over from Craig Hignett at Victoria Park after Craig Hignett left by 'mutual consent'.
The company says declining use and the growth of digital services means there is less need for branches