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Rightmove Reports the Busiest Ever Start to the Year Posted: 24th January 2022

Rightmove has released its latest House Price Index which makes for extremely interesting reading! The portal has reported its busiest ever start to the year, following an extremely buoyant 2021. The housing market last year was defined by a huge number of UK homeowners and first-time buyers reassessing their priorities. This sustained desire to purchase […]read more>>

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Interlinked Fire Alarm Deadline – February 1st 2022 Posted: 17th January 2022

New standards from the Scottish Government now requires all households to have interlinked smoke and heat detectors installed as a requirement by law. The deadline was moved from 2021 due to the pandemic, to February 1st 2022. That leaves just two weeks to get your fire alarms installed. These new standards mean that all residential […]read more>>

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Another Record for Rightmove on Boxing Day Posted: 5th January 2022

Rightmove has reported that Boxing Day saw the most activity ever on its website and apps between Boxing Day and January 1st. In addition, Rightmove data shows that 30 December saw the most requests for valuations from home sellers since May 2021. As expected, Rightmove has reported that the period between Boxing Day and the […]read more>>

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Falling Stock Levels Keep Prices High Posted: 25th November 2021

Although price corrections are becoming inevitable in the UK property market following the effects of the pandemic, these dips are slight and house prices are still rising. Latest figures from the website ‘Home’ have shown that we are seeing extraordinarily low levels of property on the market and the level of unsold property has never […]read more>>

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Scottish House Prices Soar Posted: 17th November 2021

According to the latest figures from Chartered Surveyor Walker Fraser Steele, house price growth in Scotland has been the highest of all four UK nations. House prices have increased by 13.2% in the year to September – equating to an average rise of £25,000 taking the average house price to £212,832. On a monthly basis, […]read more>>

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Keep Your Home Warm and Bills Down This Winter! Posted: 11th November 2021

There are several things you can do to keep your home warm whilst ensuring you aren’t spending money unnecessarily on fuel bills which appear to be rising significantly. Here are some tips on keeping your home warm this winter… Maintain your boiler Prevention is definitely better than cure and getting someone out to fix a […]read more>>

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Now is a Great Time to Sell Your Home! Posted: 4th November 2021

Here in East Renfrewshire the property market is buoyant with demand outweighing current supply especially for family homes within catchment of our excellent schooling.  This month Rightmove has reported record asking prices across every region of the UK for every property type. This has not been seen since 2007. If you’re thinking of moving, there […]read more>>

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What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2022? Posted: 27th October 2021

According to the experts at Zoopla, house price growth is expected to slow to 3% next year. This year we have seen unprecedented conditions in the housing market – and this has been the case ever since the property market re-opened after the pandemic at the end of June 2020. Once Covid19 hit, the property […]read more>>

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Sharp Rise in House Prices Across the UK Posted: 21st October 2021

According to the latest data from Rightmove, we have seen a sharp rise in house prices across the UK as buyers rush to move ahead of a likely rise in the cost of borrowing. Key statistics show that: House prices are at record levels across all regions and sectors. Asking prices rose by 1.8% in […]read more>>

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Colour Trends for your Home this Autumn Posted: 7th October 2021

This year’s Maison & Objet Design Fair in Paris revealed which colours are set to be on-trend this autumn, including warm, cocooning autumn hues. The Fair highlighted this season’s hottest colours – here’s an overview. Warm colours are perfect for autumn and according to the Fair, it reflects our current appetite for ethical and sustainable […]read more>>