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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>>

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Need More Space? Our Renovating Tips Posted: 31st December 2019

Christmas has been and gone and you may have found yourself wishing you had more space! In fact, now is the time that many people take to the property portals to look for a new home given that they have had a house full of visitors, family, decorations and children! If your thoughts are turning […]read more>>

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Buying or Selling a Home? The General Election is Expected to Boost the Market Posted: 25th December 2019

We expect that following the General Election mid-December there will be an increase in activity in the property market here in East Renfrewshire. Demand is and has been strong during 2019 but those who have been waiting to see the outcome may well now decide it’s a good time to move. In November, the housing […]read more>>

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Top Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Posted: 16th December 2019

Christmas can be a magical time of year, but it can also be extremely stressful. In order to get ahead of the festive season and stay as relaxed and calm as possible take a look at some of our tips to help prevent any last minute panic. Most importantly, preparation is key! First, give your […]read more>>

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Christmas Jumper Day at Nicol Estate Agents! Posted: 13th December 2019

Here at Nicol Estate Agents we like any excuse to dress up in our Christmas attire and what better way than to raise money to shape a better future for the world’s children. The aim is to help to change a child’s life by making a £2 donation. This can help them to grow up […]read more>>

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How You Can Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas! Posted: 5th December 2019

We are all becoming more eco-conscious and this Christmas we can all make a difference. Anthesis, the sustainability consultancy, says that if we all make small changes to reduce our carbon footprint over Christmas it can make a big difference. From shopping wisely to making better decisions we can all do our bit. Christmas tree […]read more>>

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Thinking of Selling? Tips for Selling Before Christmas Posted: 25th November 2019

Sometimes we don’t have the luxury of choosing when to sell our home. Life often gets in the way and we may need to put our home on the market due to our careers, relationships, family, schooling or for financial reasons. Although it’s not traditionally seen as a good time to sell – you may […]read more>>

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Christmas Gift Guide for a New Home Buyer! Posted: 21st November 2019

If you know someone who has just moved into a new home, Christmas is the perfect time to get them a housewarming gift! We’ve scoured the Internet to find some inspiring gifts that are both thoughtful and unique and will help your friends and family settle into their new property. So, whether they are downsizing […]read more>>