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2021 has been one of the busiest years for the housing market in over a decade. According to Zoopla around 1.5 million homes are expected to change hands in 2021 – the largest figure since 2007. Low mortgage rates and Stamp Duty holiday and people rethinking home needs and wants in pandemic-era have all been factors. So what can we expect for 2022? 

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Well, it seems winter is fast approaching and this time of year is perfect for decluttering, especially if you are about to move to a new home. The New Year brings the possibility of a fresh start, so why not start your new life in your new home by enjoying a decluttered existence. However, decluttering can be tricky. If you’re not a bit of a hoarder personally, we bet you know someone who is! Following the tips and tricks in our article can silence that inner voice. 

August saw a drop in housing prices for the first time in 18 months according to Rightmove, but only for bigger homes of 5 bedrooms+ with smaller properties still experiencing record highs.

The drop in average asking prices of larger homes is no doubt due to the fact that both buyers and sellers of these homes have been affected by the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday. Also, summer is traditionally a quiet time for house moves.

So for this article we decided to focus on location, location, location, more specifically the fabulous city in which we live…Bristol!

Maybe you are Bristolian born and bred, maybe like many of us, Bristol is your adopted home for many many years now, maybe you moved here to study, for work and never left, or maybe you moved here as you saw Bristol consistently rated as 1 or 2 in the best places to live in the UK, or maybe you are thinking of moving here?

Welcome to our Bristol guide, read on and discover more about our fair city from population and transport stats, housing areas to watch, culture, historical facts and things you maybe didn't know re Bristol! 

Are you one of the many buyers racing to complete before 30th June? Or are you confused with what the rates will be in July? Read on for a recap of all the info, stats and dates relating to Stamp Duty this year. 

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