Remember that ‘pent up demand’ estate agents were talking about at the end of last year, well, bring it on.

There are signs that the house market is recovering its mojo.

In the second week of January the number of buyers added to the register at Knight Frank’s offices in London was the highest weekly total in more than 15 years – 92 per cent above the same week last year and 95 per cent more than the corresponding week in 2018.

Paul Smith, economic director of the company which advises The Halifax, said this week: “The fog of uncertainty related to Brexit and the recent election has been lifted helping to release some pent-up demand… looking to 2020 the fundamentals of strong employment, decent earnings growth and the wide availability of cheap long-term financing deals will provide ongoing support to prices.”

Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief executive is similarly optimistic. “Labour market data was surprisingly upbeat with the economy adding 200,000 jobs in the three months to November,” he said.

“Looking ahead, much will continue to depend on how quickly uncertainty about the UK’s future trading relationships lifts… overall we expect the economy to continue to expand at a modest pace in 2020 with house prices remaining broadly flat over the next 12 months.”

Agents in Bucks say business is gradually increasing momentum following the return to work in the new year.

Until now shortage of supply has been the main drawback but more favourable noises from experts are encouraging potential movers to look at what’s out there and put their own places up for sale.

How about one of these for a future home:

Where: Amersham town centre, 450 metres from the station.

The property: One of the last remaining two bedroom apartments for sale in the recently built town centre apartment block above the shops on the corner of Sycamore Road. Building is finished. You can move in as soon as the legal side is sorted.

Highlights: the development borders the pedestrian exit from a car park. Most flats have a private balcony.

Prices: from £425,000.

Special deal: Tomorrow Saturday, the developer will match buyers’ five per cent deposit up to a maximum of £25,000.

Agent: Frost New Homes

Contact number: 01753 326623 or 01494 722711.

Where: cul de sac off Station Road between Amersham Old Town and Amersham on the Hill.

The property: This four bedroom detached house (pictured) has attracted lots of interest since it came on the market last weekend, say Savills in Amersham where it’s for sale with a guide price of £1.1m. The house was built in 1912. The interior is modern and stylish with features which point to its Edwardian origins.

Highlights: Two separate reception rooms but it’s the designer kitchen/ breakfast room which can easily take a table to seat eight-10 that will sell it to you. There’s also a cellar, garage and outbuildings.

Where: Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, short walk from Wycombe Station (London Marylebone in less than 25 minutes).

The property: a two-bedroom first floor flat in substantial Edwardian house converted into apartments on classy Amersham Hill.

Highlights: Rooms have character. Large lounge with big bay recess, large enough for dining table. Well fitted kitchen. Show home condition. Off street parking, communal garden.

Price: £230,000.

Agent: Keegan White Wycombe.