As a general rule, the housing market always slows down during the winter months, especially December. From Boxing Day onwards, it starts to speed up again.
The New Year is usually one of the busiest times for agents and this year is expected to be no different.
First-time buyers hoping to get on the property ladder next year may be disappointed as Zoopla predicts property prices will rise by 3% over the course of 2022.
But for those looking to sell their house, January could be the ideal time to list their property as it's statistically the best month to sell. The weather is improving, the evenings are lighter and there are no holidays or events in the spring that have the potential to be financially challenging. This makes spring the perfect time to think about the market as people begin to think about future events such as the enrollment into schools and creating stability in lieu of the winter months ahead.