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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.
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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