With the UK set to exit the European Union in less than three months, homebuyers across the country are asking one big question: should I wait to see what happens or take the plunge now?
But the truth is that nobody definitively knows what will happen to the economy or indeed the property market over the next few months.
Here, we take a look at the options available to homebuyers as the clock ticks down to 29 March.
Talk of a property market meltdown makes for good newspaper headlines, but in truth there's no indication a crash is on its way. In fact, house prices are still rising, just more slowly than they once were.
Indeed, data from the ONS House Price Index released earlier this week showed prices increased by 2.8% year-on-year in November.
But what will happen later in 2019? Rics (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) predicts that house prices will hold steady this year, although it says London and the South East may see a small drop. Other property experts .
So while the property market seems to have reached the end of the blockbuster growth seen in many areas over the last decade, it's highly unlikely that prices will crash in 2019.
While activity in the market has slowed, there's evidence that deals are still going through.
HMRC transaction data from November (December's figures will be released next week) shows that 100,930 properties were sold during the month, compared with 101,410 a year earlier.That's a fall of less than half a per cent, suggesting the market is hardly grinding to a halt.
It's impossible to say what might happen over the next few months, although it is feasible that a 'no deal' Brexit or extension of Article 50 could result in transactions slowing further, as buyers and sellers opt to stay put.
Ultimately, though, a significant slowdown seems unlikely.
While a slower market could theoretically allow buyers to negotiate a better deal, fewer listings can mean greater competition for the highest quality and most sought-after homes. And with competition comes higher prices.
As ever, do your research and don't rush in at the first sign of a bargain - if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Despite two increases in the , remain attractively priced, but for how long? There are signs that the only way is up, with the prospect of further base rate increases and lenders likely to pass any higher charges they face on to borrowers.
If you are thinking of getting a mortgage now, you'll need to make a judgment call between flexibility (such as a two-year fix or discount mortgage) and security (which could be offered by a longer fix for five, seven or ten years).
The right decision will depend on your own circumstances and how long you plan to live in the property. For example, a two-year fix allows you to shop around for a new deal after 18 months, while a five-year fix protects you against rate rises but hits you with early repayment charges if you decide to move.
In many cases, mortgage are now more affordable - but cheap mortgage rates alone aren't a reason to rush out and buy a house.