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Big increase in house prices in Stroud

Stroud in Gloucestershire has seen the biggest increase in house prices, outside London and the South East Credit: ITV News

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%.

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House prices in Bristol rising at faster rate than London

Houses in Bristol are now worth an average of £218,600 Credit: ITV News

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.

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New scheme offers help for first-time-buyers

Shared ownership scheme offers hope for first-time-buyers Credit: ITV Westcountry

First-time-buyers in Exeter who can't afford a new property are being offered shared ownership.

Details about shares of up to 80% market value are available at an information session at the Guildhall from 1pm to 7pm today, 25 September.

It's being run by the city council in partnership with the government agency, "Help To Buy South West".

House prices to rise

House prices in the South West will jump 7% next year, according to a new forecast from property experts, RICS.

It says there is increasing demand but also a shortage of new properties coming on to the market. It claims the cost of renting the home will rise by 2%.

House prices in the South West are forecast to rise by 7% in 2014. Credit: ITV News West Country

House prices to rise

House prices in the South West will jump 7% next year, according to a new forecast from property experts, RICS.

It says there is increasing demand but also a shortage of new properties coming on to the market. It claims the cost of renting the home will rise by 2%

House prices in the South West are forecast to rise by 7% in 2014 Credit: ITV News West Country

House prices in South West continue to rise

The number of homes coming onto the market has significantly increased as house prices continue to rise in the South West. According the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the number of surveyors reporting new properties on the market rose by 68 percent.

They say those who may have been waiting for the right time to sell appear to be choosing to do so now.

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