Act now to move house before Christmas!

The calendar might only just have turned over from summer, but a local estate agent is encouraging house hunters to act now if they want to move house before Christmas.

Experts at Belvoir Corby have said that the average house purchase currently takes around 14-16 weeks to process, which means that if you want to make the move before the festive season rolls around, now is the time to begin.

Arranging a valuation and a market appraisal is a good starting point if you’re selling your home, or if you are only buying, check out the market for any potential properties and set realistic expectations.

Get your finances in order, establish a budget, create a timeline for each task required leading up to the move and consider decluttering your own home to make it more appealing to buyers and easier to pack up when the time comes.

Belvoir Corby managing director Bobby Singh Braich said: “Christmas seems like a long time away but if you want your dream home before the New Year arrives, you need to start the process now.

“Planning and preparation is the key to a successful move and, with all the checks and legalities that are involved, you need to allow three to four months to ensure that they’re all complete before you need to put your Christmas tree up!

“Our team in our George Street office are specialists in finding the perfect property for your needs, whatever the deadline, so give us a call today.”

For more information on Belvoir, visit or call 01536 261666 to speak to a member of the team.