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June 26, 2017

What impact will the election results have on property sales and prices?

Hung Parliament? Brexit? Independence? House hunters and potential sellers need to remember, that irrespective of Government, people’s lives change and people need to move house.  A recent report confirms that Scotland shows the biggest increase as UK house prices hit a six-month high. The house price index shows prices rose by 6.8% in Scotland to reach an average of £146,000, compared to a 5.7% in…

June 05, 2017

Are your assets and family protected - do you have a Will in place?

Sir Roger Moore, David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, the list goes on. It is going to happen to us all at some point, and if it happens when you don't have a Will in place, on top of the grief, it can cause a financial nightmare for family and loved ones. Putting your dying wishes in black and white is not complicated, nor expensive. Making a Will allows you to express your final wishes clearly, and without…

June 01, 2017

Free Property Purchase

Between the 1st June and 31st October 2017, we are offering oner person the chance of a 'free' property purchase, saving an average of £750 + VAT!

May 22, 2017

Pros and Cons of open-plan living

Open plan living has become increasingly popular in recent years, but is it here to stay? And will it add value to your property or could knocking down walls be a hindrance when it come to selling?

May 15, 2017

Will the election impact the Edinburgh property market?

The 8th June will see the UK facing it’s next General Election resulting in uncertainty in a number of areas. Albeit the Scottish Government sets regulations on housing, the property market in Edinburgh could also be affected by the Election as a whole.

April 25, 2017

Fixtures and fittings – what does that really mean?

When it comes to selling your home, what should you leave behind, and likewise what can you expect to find when buying a house? The subject of fixtures and fittings can be very confusing as there is no exact law defining what it covers, therefore we recommend our clients clarify what will be included with the property in the early stages of the sale proceedings.

April 18, 2017

Is it time to downsize?

Pensioners with large family homes are to be given government incentives to downsize, in a drive to solve the housing crisis throughout the UK. There are many advantages to downsizing, not least the minimal maintenance and financial savings, so if you are thinking about moving to a smaller home, then consider taking advantage of the strong property market by listing your home before the summer.

April 04, 2017

How can I add value to my property?

Making particular improvements to your home will increase the value; such as double glazing, central heating and fixing structural problems or superficial defects. Easter is traditionally a popular time for making home improvements, whether you are putting your property on the market or maintaining it to sell in the future.

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