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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>>

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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>>