Archive for the ‘Selling’ Category

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 […]

Now that you’ve made the decision to sell your property, after requesting a property valuation via s1homes, you’re keen to get the show on the road. Excellent! Here’s a quick rundown of our top tips to get your home spick and span for selling on s1homes.   The Kerb Kudos No-one expects a police box […]

When faced with the decision to renovate your existing property or sell and move somewhere new, finding the best strategy to suit your circumstances can boggle the brain. So, let’s make it a little easier by considering the upsides and downsides.   RENOVATING   Super Size Me! If you set a strict budget and stay […]

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. […]

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 […]

  The world of property can be a fast-moving, confusing place, especially if you’re new to it. Thankfully, s1homes is here to help – with the latest low-down on who can help you buy or rent your ideal home. Letting agents Once you’ve found your new property on s1homes, a letting agent can arrange an […]

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud – who knows a thing or two about houses – says one of the most important things to do to increase your home’s value is to look at your house not as your own, but as a blank canvas for someone else’s story. And in order to do that, he […]

There’s a lot to be said for both routes so, ultimately, it comes down to your personal priorities. Sell, sell, sell!   The case for: If you’re looking to buy a new property, as opposed to renting your next home, selling your current house means you can use any equity to put towards a deposit. […]

The monthly UK House Price Index from Registers of Scotland (RoS) shows the average home price in November was £145,992, a 3.6 per cent increase on the same month the previous year and 1.1 per cent up compared to the previous month. Sales volumes decreased 2.5 per cent year-on-year in September 2017 in the context of […]

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