With Rupert Marchington, Knight Frank, Cirencester

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CONTRARY to reports in the national property press, I am pleased to say that the property market in this area is buoyant; it is extraordinary how this part of the world defies the national mood, driven in no small part by the continuing demand from London and International buyers who continue to enjoy an attractive price differential.

Demand is up on levels seen a year ago and is not far off levels seen in 2015 and sales activity is running seven per cent ahead of levels seen in 2017.

The impact of Mrs May’s decision to delay the vote means that the buying opportunity for international clients has reached compelling levels, with a discount of 30 per cent offered for dollar based buyers, due to market and currency movement, compared to three years ago.

The UK economy is performing well, unemployment is at record lows, the London economy in particular has delivered growth in every quarter since the referendum and GDP growth in the UK will likely outpace that of the Eurozone this year.

However correct pricing remains critical, there is a real appetite from buyers for properties for sale which are well presented and marketed properly.

I remain confident that 2019 will be busy and we will see strong sales over the next few months.

We currently have 23 properties under offer and 719 registered buyers looking to secure a property this spring.

We are also arranging viewing appointments on a scale comparable to the summer market.