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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,, 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, […]

There has been a marked rise of four per cent on the average property price in Scotland compared to the previous year. With the figure increasing to £141,142 in May 2016, there was also an increase of 2.8 per cent compared to the previous month. The latest UK House Price Index from Registers of Scotland also […]

Housing associations have welcomed the end of the right to buy policy in Scotland after more than 30 years. MSPs voted in 2014 to scrap the scheme, introduced by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the 1980s. Right to buy has been blamed for a shortage of housing in the social rental sector and a deadline of two […]

Houses that lie empty for long periods are not good for neighbours, the local community, and above all else, the 150,000 people in Scotland who, according to the housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland, are on the waiting list for a home. However, the annual report published by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP), which is […]

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