Oliver of Oliver Miles Estate Agents takes a romantic look at the property market this February.

February is already here - the month to expect snow and to find romance. Time to don your warm clothes, book your summer holiday, try to find a dozen roses for less than £25 or perhaps embark on a new relationship.

It's the season when we might be looking for a serious partner, one who will protect and cherish us, who will be there come what may. There are all kinds of characters - the strong and silent type, the loud, glamorous or dashing, the cheeky, the refined, the understated, the ugly duckling or the beautiful swan - there's a partner for everyone. If you are looking to find your perfect home use your estate agent as your matchmaker and he and she will be delighted in introducing you to the home of your dreams.

Of course, you may not be immediately struck with Cupid’s arrow. After all, finding the perfect ‘home partner’ is a bit like finding the perfect ‘person partner’ – desired but often elusive. Brexit, the weather, the state of the pound or the winter blues won’t stop romance this February so don't let them get in your way when searching for your perfect home!

Mortgage rates are still low and many of our sellers are highly motivated so it's hard to think of a time in the last decade when the market has been more encouraging for first time buyers. For families, this is the right time of year to consider moving if your child is changing school in September and downsizers have plenty of superb urban and rural options.

February is a great month to find a home that will fulfil your dreams. So take the plunge now and fall in love with your next home.

Happy Saint Valentine's Day!