Archive for the ‘Selling’ Category

An annual £1 million-plus market review from Rettie shows that top-end properties valued at £1m or more returned to pre-LBTT levels in 2016 – and Scottish buyers remain the dominant force, accounting for just under 80 per cent of all sales. Rettie sold a quarter of homes over £1m last year and two-thirds of all properties […]

Sellers are advised to get houses on the market before the spring rush as buyers are increasingly setting out in winter to find their dream home. This is the advice from Hannah Christiansen, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraith’s Aberdeen office who says: ” Buyers are becoming more active during the winter with months […]

If you and your other half buy a property as a joint ownership then decide to separate, what happens to the home you bought together? For many couples the instinct is to sell the joint property as soon as possible, divide any equity and move on with their separate lives. This is quite common – […]

A recent survey showed top of the list when looking for a dream home was having en-suites in every bedroom. Some ambitious buyers even mentioned an indoor pool! Here at s1homes, we like to make all of your property dreams come true . . . but we also know one of the most important considerations when […]

We all reach a point where we have a love-hate relationship with our homes. Love the space in the living room, hate the tiny kitchen. Love the view from the bay window, hate climbing the narrow stairs. But how easy is it to weigh up the costs of home improvements that increase the love factor […]

When you’re selling or renting your home, there’s one room where both buyers and tenants look very carefully, the bathroom. If your bathroom is old, it might be best to bite the bullet and go for a refit. Here are our tips on improvements you should consider: As much as you might like the aubergine […]

This week on The Apprentice, the candidates competing for a partnership deal with Lord Alan Sugar, were tasked with selling property in London. They had to prove their enthusiasm and passion to the property developers to be given the chance to sell the properties to the market. Both teams had two developments to sell – […]

One of the most considered questions about selling your house is, when is the best time to put it on the market? Traditionally, In Scotland the usual peaks are in the spring and autumn but are these really the best times to sell? Opinions are divided so let’s look at some of the pros and […]

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 […]

We Scots like to dream big. Whether actively house hunting, or just browsing out of interest, we all love to take a peek inside other people’s homes and imagine what it would be like to live in them. For those pushed for time, we have chosen our top 5 conversion properties on s1homes.com this week. […]

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