Archive for the ‘Property Advice’ Category

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 […]

Home insurance brings extra security in many ways. Knowing you’re covered if a storm blows the roof off or a cat burglar steals your vintage Hello Kitty handbag not only offers peace of mind – it could save you a fortune. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right policy. To help, here are […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the second of two guest blogs. Period properties are often highly sought after. Whether it’s a classic rural cottage or Edwardian terrace; original features, quaint settings and a distinct sense of vintage style mean they’re often snapped up quickly. Whilst it’s tempting to put in an offer quickly when […]

Clean, clean, clean. Nobody aspires to living in a hovel.   Take the pictures with as much natural light as possible, dark photos will put off tenants.   Make sure your photos aren’t blurry. No-one is going to contact you if they can’t see the pictures clearly.   Take nice big pictures that really showcase […]

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 […]

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