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January Saw the Greatest Mortgage Choice for 11 Months Posted: 24th February 2021

In January, borrowers had the highest number of mortgages to choose from since March 2020 according to figures released by Moneyfacts. In a further sign that the mortgage market is stabilising, the number of days for which individual mortgages are available before lenders withdraw them rose from 28 days in January to 40 days. There […]read more>>

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Our Tenth Year of Trading! Posted: 3rd February 2021

We are delighted to be entering into our tenth year of trading, helping residents in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire to buy and sell homes. Karen, Douglas and the team have over 100 years’ combined experience in the industry having worked in senior positions for several large Estate Agents across the West of Scotland. With this […]read more>>

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House Prices Reach a 4-Year High Posted: 27th January 2021

Despite the current national lockdown, the momentum that built up in the housing market in the second half of 2020 has rolled into the first weeks of this year. According to the latest House Price Index from Zoopla, house prices have reached an almost four-year high. As we near the end of January, buyer appetite […]read more>>

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Rightmove’s Busiest Ever Start to the Year Posted: 18th January 2021

Rightmove has reported that the start of 2021 has seen their busiest start to the year on record. Website visits between 2 January and 8 January were 30% higher than the same period in 2020. In addition, the number of potential buyers contacting estate agents is 11% higher than the first week of 2020 and […]read more>>

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Demand for Houses Pushes Up Prices Posted: 9th January 2021

  According to the latest House Price Index from Zoopla, demand for houses has pushed the annual property price growth up to 4.3%. The trend is being seen across the whole of the UK with all regions reporting high demand for houses. There has been a marked increase in the demand for homes with outside […]read more>>

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Nicol Estate Agents – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Policy Posted: 7th January 2021

At Nicol Estate Agents, the health and wellbeing of our clients and employees are of the utmost importance to us and we are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK and Scottish Governments. During the current situation, we are taking the following precautions, among others: General: Our branches will become an environment where […]read more>>

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Property Industry to Remain Open Posted: 5th January 2021

This week it was announced that Scotland is to enter another national lockdown which will come into force until at least February 1st. with a review to take place mid January. Despite the lockdown, the good news is that the property industry is to continue operating, with estate and letting agents remaining open, house viewings […]read more>>

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The Benefits of Having a Quiet Christmas Posted: 16th December 2020

For many of us, this festive season will be different to those we have had in previous years. Whereas usually we spend the weeks in the run up to Christmas enjoying nights out, Christmas pantos, school performances, work do’s and more, this year it looks set to be a quiet Christmas. One good thing is […]read more>>

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Our Reviews from 2020 Posted: 9th December 2020

It’s been a difficult year, but one thing that has remained the same is the great service we strive to provide. Our priority is to ensure that our buyers and sellers are happy with the service they receive. We currently have 5 stars across all platforms – take a look at some of the reviews […]read more>>

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Staying in on Hogmanay! Posted: 3rd December 2020

We have had a challenging year to say the least and New Year’s Eve is set to be very different from previous years. Instead of planning a night on the town and seeing your extended family or friends, Hogmanay has essentially been cancelled so many of us are looking towards a night in with members […]read more>>