Belfast Telegraph

Property Ladder: Right time to move

Christmas may seem ages away despite the fact most high street retailers are already full of festive cheer, but house-hunters who want to be moved in before they tuck into their turkey dinner are being urged to tie up a deal as soon as possible.

With less than 90 days to Christmas, a property website is calling on house-hunters not to dilly-dally in the current uncertain housing market.

Rightmove says its findings point to new sellers’ average prices up by 0.7% on the month, but 0.3 down over the summer period.

The study also points to market recovery being as far away as ever three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, as key metrics are little changed with sellers with scant confidence in their ability to move and a large amount of unsold stock on estate agents’ books.

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