Archive for the ‘Property advice’ Category

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the second of two guest blogs.   You’ve found the perfect home and all you want to do is move in. But first you have to negotiate a price, which can be tricky. While some of us natural hagglers, it can be a worrying prospect for others. Follow […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate and Letting Agency in the first of two guest blogs. Buying to let for the very first time is an exciting prospect. After all, you’re effectively starting up a new business and generating a new income stream, which, if handled correctly, could produce great results. However, it can […]

The outer appearance or ‘kerb appeal’ can make or break the decision to view a property, never mind buy it. When you advertise your home on a property portal, often the first image is an exterior view so if it’s not a good one, the viewer will click past to the next one without a […]

New build homes are attractive to buyers across Scotland – from first-time buyers to families, to those looking for somewhere to spend their retirement. It’s not the sort of purchase that you make regularly, so s1homes has put together this handy guide to help you through the process. Why choose a new build home? There […]

Homes for sale at auction in Scotland are marketed by agents such as, Future Property Auctions, Auction House Scotland, and The Glasgow Property Agency but it is a type of purchase that people might know less about than the usual property buying process. Types of property sold at auction Most properties can be sold at auction, but […]

If you are buying a property in Scotland, you might have heard of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and wonder how it might affect you.   What is Land and Buildings Transaction Tax? On 1 April 2015, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced UK Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Scotland, under new devolved […]

For both tenants and landlords, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) can be the source of some confusion and lots of questions. For example, who needs one and how do you go about getting it? If you are a tenant or landlord in Scotland, read on and all will become a bit clearer. What is a […]

Viewing properties is a vital part of the house buying process. You will have looked at the photos online or in a printed schedule, but it’s important to visit and take a thorough look around any property you are interested in buying. Here are our top ten tips for viewing properties. Before the viewing 1.       […]

Once your offer has been accepted and your entry date has been agreed, it’s time to think about moving. It can be stressful, but making lists is key to keeping you as organised as possible. Here’s our moving house checklist of what to do and when, in the weeks leading up to your move – […]

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments you will ever make. Very few people can afford to buy a home outright, so most will require a mortgage to do so. In recent years, mortgage lending has become stricter. In the past, lenders multiplied your salary by three to five times – known […]

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