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Three of Scotland’s Top Five School are in East Renfrewshire Posted: 21st March 2019

Scotland’s top performing state secondaries have been revealed in The Herald this week with three of the top five located here in East Renfrewshire. In addition, all but one of the secondary schools in East Renfrewshire ranked in the top 50. In the Herald’s annual league table of Scottish state schools, 339 schools were ranked […]read more>>

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How Much Value Will Home Improvements Add to My Home? Posted: 14th March 2019

According to Anglian Home Improvements, creating more open plan living spaces in your home and converting your loft will add the most value to your home. However, when surveyed, only 2% of respondents believed that open plan living would add the most value to their home. Here’s a breakdown of the home improvements that will add […]read more>>

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Is it Time to Upsize? Posted: 4th March 2019

Moving, and upsizing especially, can be an equally exciting and daunting prospect. There is the logistics of selling up and moving for one, but also trying to decide whether now is the right time to move to a larger home both personally and financially. If you can identify with any of the points below, it […]read more>>

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Teaching Your Children about Finance Posted: 27th February 2019

Unlike reading, writing, arithmetic (and now coding!), children don’t tend to study money management in the classroom, leaving this important life skill to be taught by the parents, care givers or simply through life experience.  Getting your child into good habits of controlling and managing their money can really set them up for life. As […]read more>>

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February Garden Jobs   Posted: 20th February 2019

The weather may be cold, wet and windy at the moment but February is actually a really good time to start planning and prepping in the garden for spring and summer. Wildlife will start to make more of an appearance in your garden and the days are longer – and with February being such a […]read more>>

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Need more space? What to Consider When Converting Your Garage Posted: 13th February 2019

Whether you need more living space, an extra bedroom, home office or a utility room, the garage is often an option that it overlooked. A loft conversion or extension can be a large costly job, so converting the garage can be a much cheaper and easier alternative. What’s more, if you’re looking for a new […]read more>>

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Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter Posted: 7th February 2019

There are several things you can do to keep your home warm whilst ensuring you aren’t spending money unnecessarily on fuel bills. After all, we all want to save money to spend on things we love to do rather than heating rooms we don’t use! Here are some tips on keeping your home warm this […]read more>>

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Will We See a Rise in Online-Only Estate Agents?  Posted: 29th January 2019

Selling a house can be a stressful experience, not to mention costly. In the past, people had to rely on their local high street agents to manage the process, but in recent years technology has made it possible to engage an online-only agent. The popularity of this way of selling a home has been on […]read more>>

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Capelrig – A Peaceful Retreat a Few Miles from the Cultural Heart of the City Posted: 21st January 2019

Capelrig Apartments in Newton Mearns is an exclusive development of nine luxury 2 bedroom apartments. Each has private gardens or balconies and two allocated parking spaces, in a part of Newton Mearns where parking is at a premium. Located in the heart of Newton Mearns, Capelrig Apartments are just a stone’s throw from The Avenue […]read more>>

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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>>