WITH end of year sales targets to meet, November is traditionally the month when developers do all they can to add extra sparkle for home buyers.

For this year’s hopefuls whose expectations of buying a place or moving up a rung might have been blown off course by Brexit and general economic uncertainty, there are still opportunities especially if you are in the market for a new build.

For example, as a sign of good faith that you want to buy a one or two-bedroom flat in the smart new Centre Square apartment block neighbouring the Eden Centre shopping mall in Wycombe, normally you would have to put down an initial deposit of up to £1,000.

For this week only, the holding fee for a plot has been dropped to £99. The offer from Beaconsfield-based housebuilder Inland Homes ends of Sunday.

The Centre Square development forms a major part of the regeneration of the west side of town.

New communities are springing up in towns and villages all over the county.

Jack and Ruth Oliver (pictured) moved out of their two bedroom flat in London shortly before Christmas last year after they bought a new house in Long Crendon built by Spitfire Bespoke Homes.

Ruth is a teacher. Her husband works in Westminster.

Having decided to upsticks and live in the country they looked for somewhere that would be an easy commute for Jack. “There’s plenty of parking at the station. There’s always a seat on the train,” Ruth says.

The couple are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

The neighbours threw a surprise street party for them when they got back from their honeymoon in Italy this time last year.

Their new friends on the Greenings development decorated the road with bunting and decorations and laid on a feast of delicious food and drink. “Spitfire donated several bottles of champagne to make sure the party was sparkling which it certainly was.

Ruth emphasises: ‘We feel so immensely grateful to have moved into a community that actually wants to be a community.”

The development consists of 29 houses in 25 styles. Each home has its own features. Prices range from £699,500-£1,075,000.

This weekend the developer is offering to pay stamp duty and include carpets as an extra incentive for buyers who fancy waking up on Christmas morning as the new owners of a three-storey four-bedroom property on the market at £850,000. The agents at Connells (01844 208918) can tell you more

Over in Wycombe, the marketing suite for Centre Square is open everyday from 10-5.

The gated development includes underground parking and somewhere safe to leave your bike. Every flat has either a terrace or balcony. Many overlook gardens.

Fast trains from Wycombe into Marylebone take a few minutes under half an hour. From Centre Square, the walk across town to the station is likely to take 10-15 minutes.

From now until close of play on Sunday you can put your name on a swish new apartment in the centre of town for £99.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is an option on some plots, reducing the deposit to five per cent and providing a loan for 20 per cent of the purchase price, interest-free for five years.