When buying a property it is good practice to consider your investment opportunities.
The housing market is notoriously tumultuous and hard to predict and is usually reflected by area. A plethora of factors including local development, employment rates and the general economy all impact a home's value. As a result, we would suggest you take a check our estimation tool and recent trend information from your postcode.
The housing market tends to ebb and flow throughout the year, if you are not under time pressure, consider when is best to buy by looking up how these apply to you. Regionally specific information on this can be found on Rightmove's property index blog.