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Self-Employed Mortgage Guide Posted: 17th January 2019

Proving your earnings to lenders when you are self-employed in order to obtain a mortgage can be a slightly more daunting task than applying for a mortgage as an employee, but with planning, organisation and help from the experts you can secure deals and repayment rates as competitive as those your employed friends and family […]read more>>

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Planning a Golf Trip? Scotland’s Best Courses Posted: 7th January 2019

We are so lucky here in East Renfrewshire to have so many excellent golf clubs right on our doorstep including Whitecraigs, Eastwood, Caldwell East Renfrewshire and Cathcart to name just a few! If you are looking to go further afield, you don’t need to travel out of Scotland to play on some of the world’s […]read more>>

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Your Finances. Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference! Posted: 3rd January 2019

January is the perfect time to banish bad financial habits and get clever with your money. By making lots of small changes you can make a big difference to your finances! Make a note of you every financial renewal – this will allow you to change phone, TV, broadband, utilities and insurance providers without paying […]read more>>

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The Best Family Size Cars Posted: 24th December 2018

With the new year comes New Year’s Resolutions and life changes. After all, it’s not only your house that has to grow when you extend your family. As the tribe grows and you taxi not just your own kids but their friends too, perhaps in 2019  it’s time to consider a bigger family size car. […]read more>>

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Nicol Estate Agents and OnTheMarket Posted: 18th December 2018

Here at Nicol Estate Agents we utilise the top online marketing channels available to ensure that your home is seen by as many people as possible. By improving the reach of your property we know it will generate even more interest by the right people at the right time, ultimately maximising your sale price. That’s […]read more>>

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Christmas Gifts to Hand Down for Generations Posted: 6th December 2018

Christmas is the time of year when children want the very latest toys – which can often be tricky to get hold of if you don’t start your Christmas shopping in October! We’ve had Fingerlings, LOL Dolls, Hatchimals, Lego…but what happens to these toys a year or two down the line? This year why not […]read more>>

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Broom Church, Newton Mearns. Open to All! Posted: 26th November 2018

Broom Church is one of the hubs of our community and has become a place for people young and old to take part in weekly and annual community activities. In addition, people of all faiths can hire the church hall for any event or family celebration. Located on the junction of Broom Road East and Mearns […]read more>>

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Naughty or Nice? Where to See Santa in Glasgow and the Southside! Posted: 26th November 2018

It’s almost that time of the year again when we tell our children that the elves are watching to see if they have been naughty or nice. Make sure you book early to take your children to see Santa Claus this year – there are several venues to choose from so we’ve found the top […]read more>>

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How to Declutter Your Life and Improve Your Mental Health Posted: 21st November 2018

Elaine Mcinley from Clear Mountain is a Professional Organiser & Lifestyle Management Consultant.  In our guest blog, she takes a look at how clutter can impact our lives and emotional wellbeing.read more>>

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Even Second Steppers Need the Bank of Mum and Dad Posted: 13th November 2018

Though it’s common for first-time buyers to have deposit savings topped up by the Bank of Mum and Dad when it comes to buying their first property, you may be surprised to learn that a third of ‘second steppers’ need financial help from parents too. A report from Lloyds Bank found that those moving up the […]read more>>