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Stroud in Gloucestershire has seen the biggest increase in house prices, outside London and the South East.
The average home there now costs more than £282,000 a rise of 15% since the beginning of 2015, according to figures released today by Halifax.
Across the whole UK, house prices are up by an average of 10%.
New figures suggest house prices across the West are rising out of reach of local people.
The Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors is predicting a 4% increase in house prices across the South West every year for the next five years - attributed to a lack of new homes.
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House prices in Bristol have grown at a faster rate than those in London in recent months, property analyst Hometrack has reported.
London property prices increased by 0.5% in the three months to November.
But property values in Bristol recorded a 0.6% uplift for the same period.
Homes in Bristol are now worth £218,600 typically, having become £26,600 more expensive over the last year.