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10 questions buyers ask when viewing a property

  Conducting viewings is no easy task, and this is partially because buyers often arrive with a long list of questions and queries.

Published in Magazine on 15 February 2024 by Marketing Team

5 top tips for letting to students and young professionals

  With average rents increasing by 7.

Published in Magazine on 15 February 2024 by Marketing Team

A first-time buyer’s guide to the LIFT scheme

  Buying your first home can be a daunting task, and it can be very difficult to raise enough funds without financial assistance.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Your home insulation guide

  Whether it's freezing cold or scorching hot outside, adequate insulation is essential for maintaining comfort inside your home while keeping energy bills to a minimum.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Why you shouldn’t write your own tenancy agreement

  In today’s technology-driven world, many landlords might ask the question: Why should I use a letting agent when a search engine can write my tenancy agreements for free? While it might be tempting to construct your own tenancy agreements using an online template or to simply ask an AI engine to do it, there are several key reasons why this is not a suitable option for modern landlords.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Your guide to being a successful landlord in 2024

  With changes afoot in the 2024 rental market, it is important to know how you can continue your success as a landlord while evolving with the times.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

House sales are bucking the trend

  The housing market has once again proven resilient despite residual uncertainty as we move into 2024.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

What do better mortgage deals mean for you?

  With the arrival of sub 4% mortgage deals, banks are attempting to outdo each other by setting headline-grabbing rates.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Why catchment areas matter?

  There are many factors that can have an impact on the value of a property, but one that people often overlook is whether or not it is located within a school catchment area.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Your guide to renting in Scotland

  Renting in Scotland gives you flexibility and security, with added magic.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

February 2024 is bringing a fresh breeze of buyers and sellers

  With a greater sense of optimism in the air, lowering mortgage rates, and a compelling choice of properties to entice you, the UK property market is feeling good.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

‘For Sale’ signs are sprouting up like daffodils

  Now could be the perfect time to get your property on the market as 2024 kicks off with more positive news.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

How to be a top tenant?

  House sharing is a good solution to finding your independence at more affordable levels.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

How the market is warming up for landlords in 2024?

  Whether you’re an experienced landlord looking for new investment opportunities or looking to take your first steps to becoming a landlord, the market is looking promising as we settle into 2024.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Top tips to fall in love with your home all over again

  Love is in the air at this time of year.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Fixer-upper vs. Move-in ready

  Whether you’re on the market for your first home, or looking for an investment property, one of the key things to consider is: how much work are you willing to put in once you’ve been handed the keys? If you’re on the fence between buying a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home, here are some pros and cons for both: Fixer-uppers A ‘fixer-upper’ is a property which requires thorough renovation and repairs before it can become a comfortable living space.

Published in Magazine on 19 January 2024 by Marketing Team

Why is the Scottish property market outperforming the rest of the UK?

 It took an average of 37 days to sell a property in December last year, compared with 60 to 71 days for various regions throughout England.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Why is moving home easier in 2024?

 You can move quickly Homes placed on the UK property market took an average of 34 days to sell in 2023*, this is a little longer than the ferocious pace of previous years.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Try before you buy: why renting could be a good first step

 The journey to your ideal home is often not a short one, and if you’re contemplating taking the plunge into homeownership, you may consider renting first to test the waters.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Joining the January rush? Here are some top tips

 The beginning of a new year often marks the beginning of a new life, and for many, this means moving home.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

How to increase rent the right way

 As a landlord, it is important to understand how to increase rent in a fair and reasonable manner.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

How much your low EPC rating could be costing you

 In today’s financial climate, it is as important as ever to understand where your money is being spent.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

How does using a good agent help avoid gazumping and gazundering?

 Gazumping and gazundering are not always carried out intentionally to save money.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

How do the chancellor’s proposals affect your 2024 property plans?

 Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, made several proposals in his Autumn Statement that will have an impact on the property market in 2024.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Here’s some good news to guide first-time-buyers

 Interest rates are reducing, and lenders are offering increasingly competitive deals, especially to those with good deposits.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Good news for landlords thinking of converting homes into two flats

  A great opportunity appears to be on the horizon for landlords as the government announces plans to make it easier to convert your house into two flats without planning permission.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Colour schemes to chase away the January Blues

  As the festive season fades away and the winter chill sets in, January can often bring a sense of gloominess.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

A great time to buy and a great time to sell

  Moving to a new home may seem like a daunting prospect, but it’s one of the most exciting things you can do.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

10 questions you should ask your agent

  The property market is a fast-paced and confusing world, so you’ll need a good agent on your side to help you navigate its complexities.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team

Three positive things landlords should be aware of in 2024

  With 2024 in full swing, the Scottish rental market is looking particularly lucrative for landlords.

Published in Magazine on 20 December 2023 by Marketing Team
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