Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing a new home can bring a real sense of freedom. But sometimes that freedom can come from using our property to free up some hard cash. Not sure where to begin? Worry not: that’s why we’ve compiled this handy guide to equity release.   What is it? Equity release is the process whereby a […]

Are you a homeowner looking to put your property on the market in order to buy a brand new place . . . but feeling a little overwhelmed about how it all works and how much it costs? Fear not! This is your s1homes step-by-step guide on how to sell and buy at the same […]

Buying a house or flat? Which way would you prefer to go: marvellously modern or tantalisingly traditional? There’s a lot to consider when buying new versus old . . . and the choice isn’t easy. So, before committing yourself to a certain type of property, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons. […]

If you’re looking to make a financial investment this year, you may already be thinking about securing a buy-to-let property. Despite inevitable fluctuations in the market, bricks and mortar remain an attractive proposition to many. Essentially, whether the property is to be a medium or long-term investment, the idea is to cover the mortgage and […]

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