A chilly outlook? What does 2017 have in store for the housing market? We asked the experts for their forecasts.
By James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search
When should I buy?
“Trying to catch the bottom of the market is a fool’s errand,” warns James Greenwood, managing director of the buying agency Stacks Property Search. Even so, he says winter is traditionally a good time to secure a deal, especially if long-term economic uncertainty means sellers are nervous. “Vendors are staring down the barrel of a potential three months of inactivity, so many will welcome a lower offer that sounded aggressive in September,” he suggests.