Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

What will you do when you secure your dream rental from the range of properties on s1homes? Sit back, relax and enjoy the feeling of being in your own home? Or maybe you’d like to throw a housewarming party and share this wonderful moment with family and friends? Well, before you put the fizzy pop […]

You may be a young professional about to be relocated by work or a student who’s fledged from the family home to college or university. Perhaps you’re a first-time mover discovering a new city? Whatever your reason might be, renting can offer greater flexibility than owning a property – but it’s still worth putting careful […]

They say charity begins at home but so does saving the planet. Even the smallest steps can add up to a big difference. Here are some of the best ways to go green indoors.   Bright Idea LEDs are better for the environment than incandescent bulbs but did you know they can also last for […]

Credit where credit’s due is a nice saying when it works. Unfortunately, for some of us, buying a home is made more difficult because of a poor credit history. In some ways this isn’t surprising. A home is undoubtedly the biggest financial investment we will make and so making sure we don’t lose money or […]

Whether we’re enjoying a winter wonderland or battling woeful weather, at this time of year, we need to ensure our homes are fully protected. Whether you rent or own, this means taking care of areas such as insulation and heating. Ice can also mean burst pipes and slippery steps. So let’s find out more about […]

Less than a decade ago, the notion of speaking to your house was the stuff of science fiction . . . or of nightmares from too much late night cheese. But recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and smart connectivity now means walls really do have ears. And they’re waiting for your instructions. So, whether you’re […]

Trying to be a little more planet-friendly? Like most things in life, it starts at home – but knowing where to start or whether your efforts are worthwhile, can be tricky. “It’s easy to think of being planet-friendly as something we can buy, which often just adds to the problems of environmental damage,” says Grand […]

Investing your hard-earned cash in property can be daunting. Should you rent or buy? Where’s the best location? Are the locals model citizens or nightmare neighbours? One of the biggest considerations is whether to opt for a flat or a house. Still not sure which is best for you? Don’t worry, s1homes is here to […]

With most things in life timing is everything and this is especially true if you’re thinking of buying a home or moving into a new rental property. In Scotland, we can experience all four seasons in one day . . .  but there are differences in demand and prices as we move through the year. […]

Commuting is a large part of many daily lives, whether it’s cycling, driving or hopping on a bus or train to get to work. In fact, more than three million Brits are estimated to spend at least two hours every day travelling to and from their workplaces. Some of the locations considered best for commuting […]

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