Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

With most things in life timing is everything and this is especially true if you’re thinking of buying a home or moving into a new rental property. In Scotland, we can experience all four seasons in one day . . .  but there are differences in demand and prices as we move through the year. […]

Commuting is a large part of many daily lives, whether it’s cycling, driving or hopping on a bus or train to get to work. In fact, more than three million Brits are estimated to spend at least two hours every day travelling to and from their workplaces. Some of the locations considered best for commuting […]

Scotland’s home builders welcomed official statistics showing a 3 per cent increase in new house building for 2017-18 (17,731) compared with the previous year (17,293) but highlighted a mixed picture in the detail of the figures, with 16 per cent fewer (532) private sector-led homes completed in Q1 2018 compared with the same quarter in […]

You want your dream home to have the X Factor and, thanks to the properties on s1homes, there’s a good chance you’ll find the best. But if you’re planning to share communal spaces or live in an apartment block, there’s a high chance your building will also have a property factor. Also known as property […]

At s1homes we don’t think buying a property should be a headache. That’s why we make it as simple as possible for you – including explaining things such as the Home Report. If you’re selling a property in Scotland, the law requires you to provide this document, which presents a comprehensive picture of the property […]

When choosing a home to buy or rent there are many factors to consider. Flat or house? Country or city? And when kids are brought into the mix, this means factoring in their immediate and future needs as a top priority. Let’s take a closer look at the top considerations for all house-hunting families. Schools […]

From pesky plants to dangerous drains, buying a home with outdoor space can sometimes be a perilous business. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help with a handy guide to finding the hazards a garden can be hiding. If you can identify these potential pitfalls now, you can get ask the seller to get them properly […]

So you want to buy a home? That’s great news. But it’s easy to get carried away after watching repeat episodes of Grand Designs and letting your imagination run riot. Renovating a twelfth-century cottage with reclaimed wood and straw bales . . . easy peasy, right? Alas, this isn’t always the case. So let s1homes […]

Investing your hard-earned cash in property can be daunting. Should you rent or buy? Where’s the best location? Are the locals model citizens or nightmare neighbours? One of the biggest considerations is whether to opt for a flat or a house. Still not sure which is best for you? Don’t worry, s1homes is here to […]

  The world of property can be a fast-moving, confusing place, especially if you’re new to it. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help – with the latest low-down on who can help you buy or rent your ideal home. Letting agents Once you’ve found your new property on s1homes, a letting agent can arrange an […]

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