The improvement in the property market is difficult to quantify and the story does vary depending on where you live. Some have withdrawn from the market intending to try again next year at a higher price. Some don't believe the hype at all and remain pessimistic about the market as a whole. Only those who work in it, with it, listing and selling houses day in day out, can tell you the real story of 2013. Check out SimplyBuy on Facebook for our take on it.