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The place for finding out what's what, in and around Bristol

From keeping you bang up to date with the local property scene to helping you find a good school or GP, we're here to help.

After 30 plus years selling homes all over Bristol, we know this wonderful city inside out and back to front. And of course we're equally knowledgeable about every aspect of the local property market. So whatever kind of help, information or advice you need, just ask Ocean. 

Meanwhile, here are some useful local links, plus a few Ocean guides that we hope you'll find helpful: 

What's selling? Where's hot? Who's saying what?

Our quick round-up of the local property scene . . .

Local property update

Property prices in Bristol have risen the most of all major British cities in the last 5 years, new data from Hometrack shows. Values rose an average of 8.9% each year from April 2013 to reach £278,700 their latest index reveals, pipping London which has seen values soar 8.6% per year in the same time-frame. 'The index reveals, how macro and local factors such as the strength of the local economy and the relative affordability of housing are influencing the pace and direction of house price growth.'

Separate data from the National Association of Estate Agents Propertymark shows that demand from prospective buyers grew by nine per cent last month.

Who's saying what?

Revealed: UK areas with the ‘fastest moving’ property market. The areas of the country which have the ‘fastest-moving’ properties have been unveiled courtesy of 'Compare the Market'. According to the guide, Canterbury is the ultimate hotspot for a quick turnaround, Bristol is next on the list.

According to Chris King, home product manager at Compare the Market, the primary factor in how long it takes a property to come off the market is the popularity of an area. He added: “If local amenities are being developed – such as a train station offering an easy commute to a nearby city, or schools and playgrounds, these are factors that can improve desirability and increase a home’s value overnight. - Bristol is a great option for those looking to stay in a busy city. Costs aren’t unreasonable, being only 6% above the national average.

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Find a school/nursery/doctor near your new home in Bristol or Portishead . . .

With a little help from those nice people at Google, here's the quick easy way to find the perfect nursery or best school for your children in and around Bristol and Portishead. Or discover your friendly local GP surgery.

Cycling for fun and fitness in Bristol, starts here . . .

Despite a number of thigh-busting hills, Bristol can rightfully claim to be one of Britain's most bike-friendly cities. If you're ready to check out the city's excellent leisure cycling routes, you've come to the right place.

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Other useful info about Ocean's complete range of property-related services

In search of detailed info on how Inheritance Tax works? Thirsting for knowledge about the legal ins-and-outs of buying a new home? Desperate to get your hands on the terms and conditions of our services to landlords?

You'll find a huge amount of such useful, important, but not very exciting information right here. Enjoy!


 

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