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If you are looking for an estate agent who can progress your move over the Christmas period, Alexander James is a great place to start. Statistics from Rightmove tell us that the average time to move has decreased by 27 days since the summer. That means agents are getting their customers in their new homes nearly a month quicker than usual. They also predict that the sale of homes in the UK will be the highest since 2007, 47% higher than in 2020 and 31% higher than in 2019.

With sales volumes in 2021 on the cusp of eclipsing 2007, it’s been a busy year for home buyers and home movers in the UK.

It may seem unusual to some to sell a house over the festive period, however, the property market is very much still active at this time of the year. The number of post-Christmas home buyers to browse for properties on Rightmove increases every year, with visits on Boxing Day last year 54% higher than the previous year. People have more free time and motivation to make a change in time for the New Year, so it can be a great time to buy and sell.

With this in mind, here are our top tips for buying and selling over Christmas.

There is a lot to be said about creating more space in your home in order to increase its value, and there are now a number of ways you can extend your home with actually getting an extension. Some of these space solutions come with no planning permission, no messy building work and no waiting for months on the completion of a project.

As families carve out pumpkins and put together their spooky costumes, many are thinking of taking to the streets for the annual trick-or-treat season. In 2020, coronavirus restrictions in the UK meant knocking on our neighbours’ doors was out of the question. This year, there are no restrictions to prevent us from celebrating Halloween, but how can we accommodate our spooky visitors safely during the coronavirus pandemic?

Here are a few tips for providing Covid-secure thrills and chills for trick-or-treaters this season:

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