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When it comes to buying a home, the good thing is that there’s plenty of choice out there, from older properties to brand-new developments. Just like buying a car, there are ups and downs with buying ‘used’ versus buying new. Much of your decision making can come down to personal choice and your own circumstances, […]

If you’re a big fan of celebrating all the holidays and seasons, then this year you could be finding it difficult to come up with ideas to still enjoy them with tighter restrictions in place. Halloween is a time for having fun with friends and family, getting dressed up, decorating your home, taking the kids […]

As part of the Scottish Government’s latest announcements on lifting lockdown restrictions, they have confirmed that home moves will be permitted from Monday 29th June, as long as they can be carried out safely. This is great news not only for home movers, but also sellers and landlords, after months of heavy restrictions which caused […]

Just like the interior of your house, a garden with some USPs not only makes life much more enjoyable, it can also ultimately boost the value of your property. Here are some fantastic outdoor projects that are great for you and your home.   Shed your inhibitions Adding a shed provides a very useful storage […]

If only stumping up the cash for a property deposit was as easy as breaking open the piggy bank and counting your coppers. In reality, figures suggest a standard 20% deposit can take up to eight years to save, with the average UK deposit around £20,000. And, if you’re already renting, those kinds of sums […]

For British people living with family, friends or a partner, new research has revealed the top bugbears that cause them to bicker. A survey of 1,021 UK adults carried out by leading household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed that 66 per cent of Brits admit to having disagreements over the household with their cohabitants. 61 per […]

The latest UK House Price Index from Registers Scotland shows the average price of a property in Scotland in March this year was £137,139 – up 0.7 per cent compared to March 2016, albeit one per cent less compared to the previous month – while the UK average of £215,848 is 4.1 per cent higher […]

Following on from Registers of Scotland’s latest quarterly statistics, which revealed the overall volume of house sales in Scotland has recently increased, CKD Galbraith’s quarterly statistics reflect this national trend. They highlight Dumfries and Galloway as an area that is receiving significant interest from house buyers, with viewings up by 66 per cent over the […]

New research conducted by the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that a lack of storage and difficulty keeping rooms warm are the nation’s biggest household bugbears. It also says that when it comes to looking for a new home, 63 per cent of people prioritise greater warmth as a feature to look for, yet only […]

Funding of £300,000 from the Scottish Government will enable communities in Scotland to have a direct role – together with design experts – in making their towns and villages better places to live. Available as two grant schemes, the Design Charrettes programme will bring together the public, stakeholders and designers to draw up viable proposals, […]

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