Archive for the ‘Selling’ Category

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. […]

With the average price of a Scottish house currently sitting at £167,000, agents here have to work hard to get the best sale prices for their customers. But with property prices now at their pre-recession levels and predicted to continue rising, it means there is scope to build a very healthy career as an Estate Agent. Chris Campbell runs […]

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 – […]

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