The "Help-to-buy" and "Lift" schemes have breathed fresh air into the housing market by giving First Time Buyers the opportunity to access the property ladder. This, of course, paves the way for other sectors of the market to move forward and as a result, we are seeing prices stabilising and in some instances starting to increase.

There are now more potential purchasers than there are properties available so, if you are considering selling your property, now would be the time to test the market. In general, new properties coming to the market are attracting quick interest and several properties recently have sold within the first couple of weeks - indeed some in just a matter of days.

Spring has traditionally been a popular and successful time to market property and it would seem that Spring 2014 is no exception.