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Love it or loathe it, there is one annual event sure to make any estate agent’s blood run cold. Christmas!
 
The nights draw in, the John Lewis advert airs and suddenly the housing market comes to a grinding halt. Or does it? Property trends are changing and the traditionally suffocating impact of Christmas could be another one of those changes.
 
The online world now dominates every aspect of our personal lives, from dating to shopping and even ordering our Friday night takeaway. If we no longer need to trudge round the shops every Saturday in November and December slowly ticking off those 3 for 2’s, our time is free to prioritise the more important matter of searching for our new home. The property market is open for business and the time is now.
 
This year could be set to be the first in local agency where the market actually gains pace after Halloween, with a buyers finally free of Brexit uncertainty, ready to put down their deposits and put up their Christmas trees in a brand new home. A faster pace in the process of buying, assisted by motivated solicitors, competitive lenders and clever agents also means that pre-Christmas completions are most certainly not out of the question for keen buyers. A number of Kingshills clients are very keen to set this new trend and are on the hunt for hot properties rather than hot water bottles.
 
High Wycombe is embracing change in every corner of the town, new developments and an upgraded town centre. Everywhere we look, we see that now is the time; not yet to deck the halls, but to start the next chapter.