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Whether you are selling up or just looking to improve your home, there are numerous ways to increase a property’s worth. The figures certainly add up – choosing to add a loft conversion or conservatory can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property – while an extra bathroom could boost its […]

The Scottish Government has launched a new Challenge Fund of £90,000 to support a range of pilot projects intended to assist those looking to fund a self or custom build project. No cap has been set on the awards available, which will be judged on a case-by-case basis. “Good quality, inspirational housing can have an impact […]

Big home improvements, like loft conversions and extensions, usually add value, but smaller changes can also increase the value of your home and make it more sellable. 1. Wooden floors are a wonderful addition to any home, whatever its style or period, and are a practical alternative to carpet, especially in hallways and reception rooms. […]

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 […]

A new study has found that a quarter of viewing time among prospective home buyers is taken up focusing on clutter and mess. The research conducted by Anglian Home Improvements used eye tracking technology to find out what house hunters really focus on when viewing a property and it found that men tend to focus on […]

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 […]

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