Archive for the ‘Home Owners’ Category

For most of us a mortgage is likely to be the biggest debt we ever have to pay off. If you come into a lump sum of money – from getting lucky at the bingo or discovering a priceless heirloom in the attic – or land a better paid position via s1jobs, it can be […]

Most of us take pride in our homes. It’s our haven – the place where we can relax, be ourselves and feel safe. But in order to keep ourselves, our houses and all of our belongings protected, we need to take home security seriously, and a lot of us don’t. Here, Anthony Neary, managing director […]

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 […]

  You may well be familiar with the phrase: Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. But the temptation to put a chore on the back-burner is strong – stronger even than the temptation to don your dungarees and get stuck into regrouting the shower. When it comes to property maintenance, however, […]

The start of the year can bring chilly temperatures. If you have a loft, there’s a fair chance it’s under insulated, which is bad news as heating costs are high and a lot of it is wasted as it floats up and out the roof. If home renovations are on the cards, save yourself some […]

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 […]

Prices remain competitive in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK and the rental sector continues to show signs of growth at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets. The latest Registers of Scotland monthly house price statistics show that the average price of residential property in Scotland rose by 2.6 per […]

If you need more space at home or are looking to sell, converting the loft into a new room makes a lot of sense. 1 If your home’s loft is more useful to you as living space than storage, converting it is the obvious thing to do. A loft conversion should make your home more […]

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has timeously listed some top ways in which homeowners can add value to a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers. Suggestions, in no particular order, include tidy (or better still, landscape) the garden, combine two rooms into one to make a more inviting open-plan living […]

Everybody needs good neighbours but what can be done if someone refuses to be neighbourly? With summer hopefully here and the garden beckoning, most people will want to get their gardens spick and span before they get the barbecue. For the most part, basic garden maintenance is straightforward – prune the hedges and shrubs, mow […]

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