Is now a good time to sell? Traditionally the market local to our East Lancashire offices tends to quieten off for the Christmas period.
But not this year. We remain inundated with new instructions for both new build properties and existing sales and purchase.
It's to be hoped that this continues.
Last week, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors warned that property would become “even more unaffordable” over the next five years, unless more houses were built. The chief executive of Shelter, Campbell Robb, said the ONS figures represent “yet another blow for the millions of people whose dreams of home of their own have all but disappeared”. “We’ve shown that government schemes like Starter Homes will only help the well-off, while anyone on an average wage will have to stay stuck with mum and dad or trapped in expensive and insecure private renting for decades to come,” he said. “If George Osborne is truly serious about turning the tide on this crisis, next week’s spending review really is his last chance to commit to investing in homes that people on ordinary incomes can actually afford to rent or buy.”