Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

Moving into a new property is more exciting than a first date on Valentine’s Day . . . and the relationship with your home is likely to last as long too. However, it can also prove stressful, if you don’t plan ahead. This is especially true if you leave the important stuff to the last […]

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The most recent publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average property price in Scotland in October 2017 was £143,544 – an increase of 2.8 per cent on October in the previous year and a decrease of 0.7 per cent compared to the previous month. In North Ayrshire there […]

The latest publication of the monthly UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in August 2017 was £146,354 – an increase of 3.9 per cent on August in the previous year and a decrease of 0.7 per cent when compared to the previous month. The city […]

The residential lettings market in rural areas of Scotland, including Fife, is driven by demand for premium property, especially houses with paddocks, stables or equestrian facilities, finds property consultancy Galbraith. Geoff Laird-Portch, who manages residential lettings for Galbraith in Fife, Aberdeenshire and Angus, said: “There is huge demand and very rapid turnover for properties which […]

A new build property can be a great option, but older properties can provide other advantages. If the price of a new build property is out of the question, why not consider an older property that needs a refurbish? We are taking a look at some of the properties available at s1homes, in need of […]

Despite the EU Referendum, this year’s General Election, higher rates of taxation than the rest of the UK and a chronic lack of supply, Scotland is experiencing the strongest property market since 2008. Should the Scottish Government reconsider LBTT rates then the property market has the potential to rival the performance of other markets around the […]

House sales in Fife are looking promising, driven in part by the new Queensferry Crossing set to significantly shorten commuting times to Edinburgh. During the second quarter of 2017 property firm Galbraith reported a 35 per cent increase in residential sales in Fife compared with the same period last year. George Lorimer, a partner with Galbraith […]

If you love older, characterful properties, you may find yourself eyeing up a listed building as a potential home. They certainly make charming places to live but how does listed status actually affect your ownership? Well, in Scotland there are three categories of listed building. Category A buildings are of national importance in terms of […]

New research from Bank of Scotland reveals Edinburgh is the most expensive property location on a per square metre basis at £2,492 compared to the Scottish average of £1,529. Our capital is the only centre in Scotland to have an average house price per square metre higher than the British average of £2,260. Bank of […]

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