There is never a dull moment in Malverns Estate Agents! What a wonderful weekend it was for Nigel, who celebrated the arrival of his first granddaughter, a beautiful little girl called Olivia. Not such good news for Niki though, who found herself in hospital over the weekend. I know the staff will all join me in wishing her a speedy recovery and hoping that it's only a matter of time before she's back in the saddle again and of course in the office with the team. The market continues to surprise everybody, with some last minute sales being put together, although the rental side is very quiet as we approach the festive period. Here at Malverns we are convinced that the spike in sales is due in part to the lower value of the pound against other currencies. A number of foreign investors, as well as some bullish British buyers have shown that even with a new regime in the USA and an uncertain future in the UK, they are still prepared to invest in what historically has always been a solid property market. we will continue to keep you posted with market developments as the year ends and we move into 2017.