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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 […]

Whether you are selling up or just looking to improve your home, there are numerous ways to increase a property’s worth. The figures certainly add up – choosing to add a loft conversion or conservatory can add more than £42,000 to the value of an average property – while an extra bathroom could boost its […]

The Scottish Government has launched a new Challenge Fund of £90,000 to support a range of pilot projects intended to assist those looking to fund a self or custom build project. No cap has been set on the awards available, which will be judged on a case-by-case basis. “Good quality, inspirational housing can have an impact […]

Big home improvements, like loft conversions and extensions, usually add value, but smaller changes can also increase the value of your home and make it more sellable. 1. Wooden floors are a wonderful addition to any home, whatever its style or period, and are a practical alternative to carpet, especially in hallways and reception rooms. […]

If you need more space at home or are looking to sell, converting the loft into a new room makes a lot of sense. 1 If your home’s loft is more useful to you as living space than storage, converting it is the obvious thing to do. A loft conversion should make your home more […]

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has timeously listed some top ways in which homeowners can add value to a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers. Suggestions, in no particular order, include tidy (or better still, landscape) the garden, combine two rooms into one to make a more inviting open-plan living […]

A new study has found that a quarter of viewing time among prospective home buyers is taken up focusing on clutter and mess. The research conducted by Anglian Home Improvements used eye tracking technology to find out what house hunters really focus on when viewing a property and it found that men tend to focus on […]

An annual £1 million-plus market review from Rettie shows that top-end properties valued at £1m or more returned to pre-LBTT levels in 2016 – and Scottish buyers remain the dominant force, accounting for just under 80 per cent of all sales. Rettie sold a quarter of homes over £1m last year and two-thirds of all properties […]

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