We are thrilled to see one of our directors, Jerome Lartaud, featured in the Telegraph on the subject of “the coveted school catchment areas – where house prices are still rising” and providing with some insights on Bristol where places at top state and private schools are keenly fought for.

In Bristol, where places at top state and private schools are keenly fought for, buying agent Jerome Lartaud, co-founder and director of Domus Holmes Property Finder, said families would pay premiums of up to 20% above guide price to grab a home close to the sought-after state secondary, Redland Green School.

“We secured a lovely property for clients during Covid, which had an initial guide price of £1.2m,” he said. “But, due to fierce competition from several London buyers, it resulted in achieving a sale price of close to £1.5m.”

He adds:

Despite the end of the peak-Covid race for space, buyers are still paying over the odds for good homes near quality schools. “Those houses tend to go under offer within a couple of weeks of being listed for sale … [although] …during Covid those houses would have been under offer within a matter of days.”

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