Although Gloucester is acknowledged as one of the top ten historic cities in England and is the county town of Gloucestershire, post code snobbery often tempts potential buyers to Cheltenham instead. Yet Gloucester has much to offer by way of bargains available in fantastic residential locations.

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The Halifax has announced that having your house featured in locations used for TV and film may result in an increased price. Having analysed prices in places where British films have been made in the last five years, they have identified price rises of up to a quarter.

With a general election looming there is bound to be a degree of uncertainty in the property market. This would appear to be reflected by the announcement by Rightmove that house prices have risen by just 1%, the lowest rise at this time of year since 2012.

The winter is well and truly upon us as the weather turns damp and cold and the days remain gloomy. How might you best present your home for sale during these dark days? The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has some suggestions: