A new year is about to begin, and with it will come hope from buyers and sellers alike that the property market has entered calmer waters.
Unfortunately we don't have a crystal ball, but its safe to say that house prices will remain a big talking point in 2020, whether you're a looking to get on to the ladder, or a wondering whether to stick or twist.
Here, we take a look at where the market currently stands and explain the key factors that will affect whether house prices go up or down in 2020.
House price growth flattened out across the UK in 2019 amid wider economic uncertainty.
The most recent data from the Land Registry shows that the average UK house price rose to £250,677 in September, up £2,500 in the space of a year.
You can hover your mouse over the interactive map below to see how house prices have changed around the UK in the past 12 months.
The biggest year-on-year growth came in Northern Ireland, where house values increased by 4%. A subdued market in England, meanwhile, led to rise of just 1%.
But property listings alone don't tell the whole story.
Provisional transaction data from HM Revenue and Customs shows that 103,680 homes were sold in October 2019 - that's up 4.3% on the figure recorded a year earlier.
Whichever way you slice the figures, it's plain to see that while the market has been subdued, people are still buying and selling.
The result of the general election could provide a shot in the arm to the housing market, but when we look a little deeper the picture isn't quite so clear-cut.
These four factors could have a major effect on what happens to house prices in 2020:
Nobody knows exactly what will happen to house prices in 2020, especially in a market where values shift and sway on a street-by-street basis.
If the past couple of years are anything to go by, it's unlikely that we'll see a slump or a boom, despite what the headlines might tell you.
The global agency Knight Frank says that an increase in supply could see prices fall at a time when vendors expect them to rise, potentially resulting in a stand-off between buyers and sellers.
Savills, meanwhile, predicts modest price growth in 2020, with a bounce earlier in the year that peters out during the summer and autumn.
In its longer-term forecast, however, the agency says house prices could increase by 15% in the next five years, with a 'Brexit bounce' only gaining a foothold after the transition period ends.
Rightmove predicts that asking prices for homes coming on to the market will rise by 2% in 2020, with increases of 2 to 4% in northern regions and 1% in southern England.
The portal says that first-time buyers are the main drivers of the market, but that more work needs to be done to help people aspiring to get on to the property ladder.
In a market with such small margins, it's imperative to negotiate to ensure you get a good deal in 2020.
If you're selling an older home, consider having a house survey done to offer extra peace of mind to potential buyers.
Whatever you do, don't rush into putting your property on the market.
Instead, take your time to consider what buyers are really looking for, and what you can do to make your property stand out from the rest.