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Thinking about retiring? Perhaps you’ve been looking on s1homes for a cosy country cottage, a condo by the coast or a trendy town-centre apartment? Whatever your preference, it’s well worth considering the suitability and functionality of the property. Let’s find out how to ensure your property is retirement-ready. Accessibility Getting in and out of your […]

While it’s normal for landlords to experience periods where their properties lie vacant, it’s never ideal to have no tenants. That’s why it pays to know the best ways to minimise vacancies, maximise your renting potential and enjoy a stress-free letting experience. Let s1homes guide you through our top tips for avoiding voids.   Be […]

As Greta Thunberg’s global campaign has highlighted, climate change is very real and it’s affecting property right here, right now. Rising rainfall, searing sunshine, soaring temperatures and faster winds can all affect our homes, potentially making them less windproof and watertight. Whether you rent or own, this means that taking care of areas that are […]

Whether buying or selling a property, having the right professionals in place to make the process as smooth as possible is essential. One key player in buying and selling is your solicitor: the brains behind the paperwork. So just what should you look out for when choosing your legal eagle? Here are our top tips […]

If you’re a first-time buyer, it’s worth bearing in mind someday you might be a property seller too. Finding the right team and services to help with purchasing is a wise move for the future – if you decide to sell-up, you already have a network of trustworthy people who can make selling as smooth […]

Many people say moving home is one of life’s biggest causes of stress but we don’t believe it! At s1homes we believe in making moving easy-peasy and stress free. So let’s explore the best options for arranging your big day.   Hire a company to do everything Before choosing your removal firm, get at least […]

In the latest market report there’s good news for those looking to sell – the average price of a property in Scotland in May this year rose by 2.8% on the previous year to reach £152,801. That’s according to figures just released by the UK House Price Index (HPI). The overall volume of residential sales […]

Selling property can sometimes be a complex and time-consuming process. That’s why employing the services of an estate agent, who is on hand to help every step of the way, can make life much easier. So, what exactly does an estate agent do and how can they help with the sales process? Let’s take a […]

It’s easy to put utilities on the back burner when you’re moving house – after all, there’s nothing sexy about setting up your gas, electricity, phone line or internet. But unless you want to be left in the dark or hit with a surprise bill, it’s a good idea to leap into action right now. […]

Taking the plunge and purchasing your own property is an exciting time for all house hunters. If you decide to go for a new build, you’re essentially buying a blank canvas, but if you opt for a home that’s lived in, it’s likely you’ll have to negotiate a few things with the current owners. So […]

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