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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. 

How to Buy a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest things you’ll ever buy (well unless you really had to have that gold-plated unicorn garden fountain) and it can be stressful, time-consuming and very hard to understand who, what, where, when at the best of times.

So we have put together this full and detailed step-by-step guide to home-buying that will hopefully make you a bit more prepared and armed with what to expect and where / who to push if needs be. We’ve taken some of this info direct from the gov.uk guide to buying homes so it’s 100% up to date and independent. 

New 95% mortgage guarantee

A new government-backed mortgage scheme launched on 19th April 2021 that will help first-time buyers or current homeowners secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit. Find out more

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