Archive for the ‘Property advice’ Category

Viewing properties is a vital part of moving home, not only if you’re buying, but renting too. No doubt you will have looked at the photos online, printed schedules and sent the agent lots of questions but when it comes to viewing the property, there are important factors to consider before you make your final […]

Spending a lot of time at home can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you can relax being away from the stress of the outside world, but on the other, you’re starting to remember the last time you gave your home a little makeover – and how many birthdays ago it was! […]

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 […]

Phone calls, comparison websites, online chats, advice from your Granny Ina . . .  finding a new energy provider can soon drain your own power levels! After all, there’s much more to consider than just who offers the lowest price. Thankfully, s1homes is here to guide you through the pros and cons, with everything you […]

You want your dream home to have the X Factor and, thanks to the properties on s1homes, there’s a good chance you’ll find the best. But if you’re planning to share communal spaces or live in an apartment block, there’s a high chance your building will also have a property factor. Also known as property […]

At s1homes we don’t think buying a property should be a headache. That’s why we make it as simple as possible for you – including explaining things such as the Home Report. If you’re selling a property in Scotland, the law requires you to provide this document, which presents a comprehensive picture of the property […]

From pesky plants to dangerous drains, buying a home with outdoor space can sometimes be a perilous business. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help with a handy guide to finding the hazards a garden can be hiding. If you can identify these potential pitfalls now, you can ask the seller to get them properly sorted […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency in the second of two guest blogs.   You’ve found the perfect home and all you want to do is move in. But first you have to negotiate a price, which can be tricky. While some of us natural hagglers, it can be a worrying prospect for others. Follow […]

s1homes welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate and Letting Agency in the first of two guest blogs. Buying to let for the very first time is an exciting prospect. After all, you’re effectively starting up a new business and generating a new income stream, which, if handled correctly, could produce great results. However, it can […]

The outer appearance or ‘kerb appeal’ can make or break the decision to view a property, never mind buy it. When you advertise your home on a property portal, often the first image is an exterior view so if it’s not a good one, the viewer will click past to the next one without a […]

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