Archive for the ‘First-time buyers’ Category

We are glad to announce that our new Moving Services page is now live. We know that moving home is a huge decision and you may feel stressed about all the costs associated with it and unsure about what you’ll end up paying. Don’t worry, to help you make your move hassle free and hopefully […]

Congratulations! After years of working your socks off, you’ve saved enough for a deposit. Or perhaps you got lucky and a third cousin twice removed left you a small fortune. However you got here, you’re on the brink of buying your first home and that’s a cause for celebration. As you begin to explore the […]

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Our handy video shows you 5 top tips you should take into account when planning to buy your first home. Search now at www.s1homes.com

Autumn is traditionally a time of year when the property market starts to get going again after the summer holiday lull – and for many house hunters this will be their first ever step onto the property ladder. It’s easy to feel swamped in the task of finding your first home, here we have some […]

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 […]

First-time buyers are helping to put the Scottish housing market in a strong posiition, according to mortgage industry insiders. They have underpinned an increase in buying during the second quarter of the year, according to figures released by UK Finance, the new financial trade association formed by the merger of six trade bodies, including the […]

Post Office Money’s research into the Scottish first time buyer (FTB) market provides interesting insight as to the thoughts and opinions of those struggling to secure their first home. Interestingly, 12 per cent of respondents reported the most frustrating aspect was a lack of clarity about the house buying process, while for 11 per cent, […]

The Scottish Government has announced the maximum property value eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme will remain at the recently downscaled rate of £200,000 until March 2019, rather than the planned reduction to £175,000 due to be introduced on April 1, 2018. The scheme, which helps home buyers purchase a new build property […]

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a thing known as “empty nest syndrome”. This was when middle-aged parents waved off the last of their chicks as they came of age and left to make their way in the world. One minute they were there, cluttering up the family […]

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