1. Every time you walk down a high street, especially when in a new area, you make a beeline for the estate agent's window to search for your dream home.

2. Your email alerts are dominated by updates from local agents and all the well-known property portals.

3. Your bookshelf is straining under the weight of every book associated with the relentless amount of property programs on the TV.

4. You have the local agent's email addresses and are on first-name terms with them at the school gates.

5. Before you meet new friends you find out how much they paid for their home and if they have applied for planning permission.

6. If you are asked for directions, you guide them by For Sale Boards that you know have been there for weeks and houses that you know are overpriced.

7. You have an unhealthy interest in Bank of England announcements.

8. You can describe the size of your living room using square meterage.

9. Your screen saver is not your children/grandchildren/pet etc but the outside of your home in the twilight hours.

10. If you travel to a new area, you look up the demographics of that area just in case you want to move there in 5 years’ time.

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