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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

January proved to be busier than expected with an encouraging number of market appraisals, and we're pleased to see a good level of new property becoming available for sale across the whole of the city. All of our offices have reported a positive start to 2018 with buyer interest now at levels we would expect for the start of the year. Our Filton, Bradley Stoke and Westbury on Trym offices have seen a notably strong start. Bishopston & Clifton offices in particular are enthusiastic about the family homes they expect to see becoming available for sale soon

Who's saying what?

House prices in Britain grew more strongly than expected in January, thanks to a lack of supply in the property market which has kept competition between buyers high. Annual growth is up 3.2% this month, compared with 2.6% in December. Nationwide said the acceleration in annual house price growth was "a little surprising", given signs of modest growth in the property sector over the past few months.

Bristol has been named as the number one place in the country for house hunters looking online outside London. Leading property portal Rightmove has found the city was the most searched-for place outside of London this year for both renters and buyers.

What's new at Ocean

Ocean supports the Julian Trust Night Shelter, giving a warm welcome, a hot meal to Bristol’s homeless and rough sleepers. Our wonderful (biased we know) staff's fund raising events over 2017 Christmas manged to make £1600, we'll be getting that to them ASAP.

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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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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