HMRC has reported there were 1.19 million residential sale transactions in 2018. Slightly down on the 1.22 million recorded in 2017. Although this is a small drop it is encouraging that house purchases have stayed quite stable for a few years now. At Aldreds our year runs July to June. We have seen a 15% increase in sales over the last six months of 2018. This is in no small part a huge reflection on our dedicated staff who have really pulled out the stops through the autumn and winter to get their clients moved. However, it also shows that the housing market in East Norfolk and North East Suffolk continues to be strong.