Looking to move by Christmas? Action required now!

If the mention of Christmas causes your anxiety levels to rise, particularly since it is the middle of September, rest assured at Househandlers we feel your discomfort.
Before you douse us with the last of your summer wine, please let us explain.
Today (17 September) marks 99 days until 25 December.
Let’s face it, 2020 has been a year most of the planet earth will want to forget so some festive cheer, no matter how far away it seems, will be a welcome relief to many of us. Even if we can’t celebrate with our nearest and dearest due to wherever we’re at with social distancing in December.

Some Good News
Many people who are looking to buy a new home use the Christmas period as a space on the calendar to get things done by. We often hear people declare they want to ‘be in by Christmas’.
The thought of sitting on your sofa in your new home, watching the Queen’s speech with a sherry in one hand and a mince pie in the other, is appealing to many property seekers.
But if you want to turn that thought into reality, you’ll need to act – now.
By putting your home up for sale now, you give yourself a chance of being somewhere else by Christmas.
The second half of September is rated as a ‘good’ time to sell your home by the advice site And we agree with them.
The best-case scenario is that your sale and onward purchase (if there is one) are smooth ones, enabling you to make the 25th December deadline.
But even if you don’t wake up on Christmas Day in your new place, you’ll have given yourself a great head start to be in a new home for the start of a new year.
Whenever you are thinking of moving, we’d love to help you do it successfully.
Thanks for reading and this will be the last time we mention Christmas, until after Halloween at the very earliest.