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A Word About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Posted: 13th March 2020

At Nicol Estate Agents, the health and wellbeing of our clients and employees is of utmost importance to us and we are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government. With this in mind, during the current situation we are taking the following precautions, among others: * Our branches will become an […]read more>>

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How to Sell Your Home Quickly! Posted: 6th March 2020

Mortgage approvals are up and we have seen a marked upturn in registered buyers looking for homes in East Renfrewshire. The market is certainly turning a corner from the uncertainty we faced last year and according to the Office for National Statistics, every region in the country has seen house prices rise for the first […]read more>>

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Purchasing a Home You Can Future Proof Posted: 28th February 2020

Many people feel that they should downsize because their home is too big or unsuitable especially once the children have left home. However, with some foresight and decision-making, you could create a home that will grow with you as you get older. If you’re worried about having to downsize in the future, there are ways […]read more>>

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Garden Ideas to Maximise the Value of Your Home Posted: 20th February 2020

The priority for most homeowners when it comes to home improvements tends to be the interior of your property. But it may pay off to head outside to do some work in terms of boosting the value of your home. There are simple things that even the least green-fingered home owners can do, and on […]read more>>

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Small kitchen? Maximise the Value of Your Home Posted: 10th February 2020

Kitchens are an important room in any home and somewhere you’re likely to spend a lot of your time. When it comes to buying and selling property, a well-designed kitchen can make or break it for many, so even if you are challenged for space, it makes sense to make the most of what you […]read more>>

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Confidence Returns with Rightmove’s Busiest Ever Month Posted: 5th February 2020

January was the busiest month ever recorded on Rightmove, with visitors surpassing 150 million. This indicates that confidence has returned to the market at full force with house hunters looking to take advantage of a more stable and certain political climate in in the UK. Here at Nicol Estate Agents we have noticed an uplift in […]read more>>

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When to Sell your Home Posted: 29th January 2020

Selling a home is one of the bigger decisions in life, as well as one of the largest transactions you’ll make and upheavals to your day-to-day. It makes sense to make the process as smooth as it can be, with the best possible outcomes for all, getting a fair price for your property and as […]read more>>

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Market Commentary – An Active Spring Property Market Ahead! Posted: 22nd January 2020

The UK is experiencing a post-election bounce as optimism to the property market returns. Following the general election in December, there has been a 2.3% monthly surge in the average price of property – the largest ever recorded rise at this time of the year. Nearly 65,000 properties came to the market in the three […]read more>>

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What is the First Home Fund? Posted: 13th January 2020

December saw the launch of the First Home Fund – a pilot scheme to help first time buyers with the cost of their first property. This scheme is an initiative from the Scottish government and will contribute up to £25,000 towards the cost of a property through the shared equity scheme. Between now and March […]read more>>

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Beat the Winter Blues! Posted: 6th January 2020

Winter is hard! From Christmas stress to constantly battling the elements, it can all take a toll on our mental health. Here are some practical tips to keep in mind, helping you be kinder to yourself without withdrawing into complete hibernation mode until spring. Light up your life In the peak of winter, we can […]read more>>