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November market snapshot

Buyers are still active for the right property at the right price!

October market snapshot

Buyers enquiring about each property for sale is still 8% higher than at the same time in prepandemic 2019...

August market snapshot

Price adjustments with Bristol's usual resolve...

July market snapshot

Buyer demand remains resilient, being 3% higher than at this time in 2019, not least in Bristol...

June market snapshot

More pricing realism from new sellers has brought forward the usual summer slowdown...

FAQs: How to get a mortgage

What actually are the steps in a mortgage application?

FAQs: The difference between a solicitor and conveyancer?

It is crucial that you are comfortable with your legal representation!

FAQs - Landlord responsibilities to tenants, 2023

My responsibilities as a landlord are?

FAQs: Landlords, dealing with emergencies

Landlords, dealing with property emergencies!

FAQs - Landlord tax relief

Find out how the HMRC rules on rental income apply to you!

May market snapshot

The average price of property coming to the market jumps by 1.8% this month to reach a new record...

April market snapshot

"The current unexpectedly stable conditions may tempt more sellers to enter the market who had been considering a move in the last few years"

Decorate with dopamine colours

The end of winter is in sight, while we look ahead to spring let's brighten up our homes for 2023. What better way to brighten things up than by dopamine-dressing your home?

March market snapshot

The beginning of the spring season sees stability and confidence continuing to return to the market as it recovers from the turbulence at the end of 2022

February market snapshot

Indicators point to normal levels of activity after the turbulence at the end of last year.

January market snapshot

A bigger than usual New Year bounce after 2022's year-end lull...

A welcome home for new pets

Making your home welcome for new pets...

Interior design trends 2023

We take a look at some of the interior design trends for 2023.

December Market snapshot

What are the Bristol property market facts right now?

How to create a gallery wall

From curating the art to finding the perfect frames no matter what size your space here’s how to create a gallery wall.

November market snapshot

Let's take a look past the headlines and review the local market facts right now...

Decorating your home for Christmas 2022

What are some of the Christmas decor trends this year? Ready for a Gonk in your home?

FAQs: Landlord Regulations 2023

We review the latest Landlords' FAQs on regulations

October market snapshot

Ocean is intrinsically linked to local sentiment and measures Bristol's real-time market activity. 

Ocean + Boxlocal

Gifts with a love of local... Ocean use Boxlocal for home movers gifts

Best Estate Agents Guide 2023 Winners

Ocean has been voted the best medium size estate agent in the country...

September market snapshot

How to describe Bristol's property market right now?

FAQs - Should I re-mortgage?

Remortgaging, could you be getting a better deal?

FAQs - Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

A Landlord's update for changes to regulations 2022

Is a Garden Room really an option?

We consider cost, design and planning.

August market snapshot

The real numbers behind the headlines, a still busy Bristol market

Mortgage affordability tests

A quick look at the now relaxed mortgage affordability tests...

A water-efficient approach to gardening

Tips to save water when caring for your outside space...

July market snapshot

As the temperatures rise, properties coming onto the market for sale are up by 7%.

The student guide to moving out

Here are our tips to help students move out of student accommodation as smoothly as possible.

How to bring the outside in

If you are short of garden space, why not bring the outside indoors with these tips.

June market snapshot

Annual growth still on track to be 5% by the end of the year...

How to make your garden bee friendly

Simple ways to make your garden a haven for bees.

Heatwave...a fan?

Feeling the heat? Here's a few tips to keep cool at home...

May market snapshot

The number of buyers contacting estate agents is 31% higher than the normal 2019 market...

5 ways to inspire your inner interior designer

Homeware brand Denby shares five ways you can bring your Pinterest board to life.

Our Southville office has had an update

Here's what we've done inside and out...

FAQs - what are you talking about?

Let's discuss buying and selling property, in Plain English

April market snapshot

How busy now? and some insight as to why...

March market snapshot

The traditional busy Spring market will be extremely busy

'Spring Clean' one of our favourite cliches

A look at a coupleof the common jobs we can all do to get our homes ready for Spring

Legionella, some simple precautions for our tenants

Not a fun topic but we'd be remiss to not mention it...

February market snapshot

Ocean sell 52% of propertiesabovethe guide or asking price

FAQs - Buy to let mortgages

Your buy-to-let mortgage questions answered...

FAQs - How to manage damp and mould?

We answer questions on condensation in your property.

FAQs - What type of mortgage?

We answer those FAQs when financing a property purchase.

Who gives a crap?

We have decided to switch to having our toilet rolls supplied by Who Gives a Crap...

Online listing agent or local estate agent?

Online agents drop to just 6.7% market share in one of the busiest ever markets...

FAQs - Why do I need a Conveyancer?

Let's take a look at why you need our conveyancers when buying a property.

What could an interior stylist do for your home?

Home design services and a 10% Gift Card...

FAQs - What are conveyancing searches?

Your questions answered...

January market snapshot

New Year sellers and buyers have been quick off the mark this year...

FAQs - Buying a new build home

A look at the benefits, the process and answer your questions on buying a new build home

Interior design trends 2022

We take a look at some of the interior design trends predictions for 2022.

Step 1 - We're now carbon neutral

Our sustainability program begins...

Selling your home at Christmas

National property portals and local estate agents alike have seen massive spikes in online traffic on Boxing Day.

What to do with your utilities when moving home

Take the hassle out of changing utility providers when you move home...

Beware Don't be a victim of Deposit Fraud

Advice for homebuyers to combat conveyancing fraud.

October market snapshot

Competition for property for sale remains hot this autumn...

How to rainproof your garden

Here are some tips to add shelter and warmth, so you can enjoy alfresco evenings...whatever the weather.

September market snapshot

Buyer demand per property for sale more than double pre-pandemic levels...

Selling your home in winter

A few tips to help sell your home this autumn, winter...

August market snapshot

A quick look at the busiest market since 2007...

FAQs - Which type of survey would you be most at home with?

Put your home move on firm foundations by choosing the right survey...

FAQs - Why make a Will? your questions answered

We all know we should, but it's one of those things we put off doing...

July market snapshot

A look at the hot property market in July...

How to grow your own edibles

There are countless reasons to grow your own food at home. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

June market snapshot

How is the property market looking in June?

How to entertain in a small garden

Tips for a garden party this summer

Do we continue to work from home?

What is the real 'new normal' now?...

Is it time to consider downsizing?

We take a look at what needs to be considered and ask the experts for some advice and tips...

April market snapshot

A quick look at the April 2021 market so far...

Bonnington Walk by Legal & General

Oceans new homes team has been instructed by Legal & General Modular Homes

5 garden escape ideas

We all want a little space to call our own, here are a few ideas

Proposed new licencing 2021

Licensing schemes in Bedminster, Brislington West and Horfield

March market snapshot

A quick summary of property market reporting in early March.

Landlord regulations 2021

We look ahead to changes in landlord legislation

Mood boosting colour

Lift your spirits with confident patterns and colours in your home

February market snapshot

An update on the property market in February...

January market snapshot

A quick look at the January 2021 market so far...

Get ready for viewings...

We discuss how to get your home ready for the actual viewings!

Home trends for 2021

Pinterest and others have revealed the biggest home décor trends that will shape 2021...

Flexible home living

Redefining our home space in the new normal...

Protecting your family pets at home

We've put together some experts tips to help protect your pets at home

Market snapshot, November 2020

Sales agreed are up 50% on October 2019...

Creating a home cocktail bar...

a quick look at how to get started (if you haven't already...)

Autumn gardening

Put your coat on there's still lots to do...

Brooks Dye Works

An exciting transformation of former Brooks Dye works...

Sellers twice as likely to sell if priced right first time

1 in 6 properties have been reduced since May

Market snapshot, September 2020

1 in 7 properties sold within a week

Redland Court, The Old School

7 luxury apartments...

Redland Court, The Science building

17 design-led apartments...

Redland Court, The Townhouses

3 bespoke family homes...

4 ways to make a bathroom look bigger

Without making structural changes.

How to attract birds to your garden

The basics of life will bring birds to your garden...

Rightmove's market update August 17th

Rightmove's housing market analyst explains...

Plants for your home, health and well-being

For more than for decoration and scent...

Metal, MDF, and damp - our 3rd and final look at household paint...

We took expert advice on some specialist paints.

The Green Homes Grant 2020

Energy improvement vouchers for your home...

We talk paint! again, walls, kitchen cabinets and more

We took expert advice on wall paint and more...

A Stamp Duty holiday!

What you need to know if you're thinking of moving home...

Fences & decking and the garage door, we talk paint!

We took expert advice on fence paint and more...

Renting with Ocean

Covering you and your belongings, tenants home insurance

Preparing your home for sale - Video marketing

Preparing for filming a video tour of your home.

5 reasons to choose Ocean lettings and management

Need a lettings agent? Here's why you should choose Ocean

A look at 'Help to Buy' and 'Shared ownership'.

Time to make a dream reality? Here's our quick guide to 'Help To Buy'

5 Reasons to choose Ocean estate agents

Need an estate agent? Here's why you should choose Ocean

Legal kerb appeal...

Preparing your property for sale legally will be more important than ever post Covid lockdown.

April 2020 local market reports

Our April 2020 Bristol & local area property market reporting.

Declutter, feel better, get ready to move home...

Moving soon, time to de-clutter, and fell good or it too...

New eclectics, Spring 2020

New Eclectic Spring 2020 from John Lewis

Spring Homes Renewal, Spring 2020

Spring Renewal 2020 from John Lewis

Urban Luxe, Spring 2020

Urban Luxe 2020 from John Lewis

Healthy at home...

6 Self-care strategies for staying healthy at home from John Lewis experts

Style your outside living space...

Style your outdoor living space with John Lewis

The tenant guide to moving out

Things to consider (& do) when ending a tenancy and moving out...

Deciding on the place for you...

Looking for the perfect place for you? Here are a few tips on how to search...

Sustainable Living: The Eco-Friendly Home

We consider what we could do at home to live more sustainably.

January 2020 local market snapshots

Our January 2020 Bristol & local area property market reporting.

January 2020 local lettings market snapshots

Our January 2020 Bristol & local area lettings market reporting.

FAQ - What questions to ask on a viewing

A few things to consider when viewing a property.

Preparing your home for sale

A few tips on preparing your property to go on sale.

October 2019 lettings market snapshots

Our autumn 2019 local area lettings market reporting.

October 2019 local market snapshots

Our autumn 2019 Bristol & local area property market reporting.

Ocean First-Time Buyer

Insight from some members of our team who’ve bought recently.

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