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Preparing Your Home for a Sale Posted: 20th July 2021

If you’re considering selling your home, it’s important that you maximise your sale price. There are several things you can do ensure your home is more desirable to buyers ensuring it sells quickly and for the highest amount. It’s important that the inside of your home is in great shape – but you should be […]read more>>

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What are the Most Popular Home Improvements? Posted: 7th July 2021

Multiple lockdowns have resulted in a reassessment of our living spaces. Back in June last year when the property market reopened, we saw a sharp rise in demand for larger homes in more rural areas with enough space for everyone in the home to work and relax – inside and out. With property in high […]read more>>

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ONS – Property Sales Rise 123% in May Posted: 23rd June 2021

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), residential property sales reached their highest level for seven years in May of this year. There was a total of 103,100 residential sales – a rise of 123.4% year-on-year. However, there were cautions that direct annual comparisons are problematic due to the closure […]read more>>

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A New Build Home in a Fantastic Location! Posted: 16th June 2021

Kirkview, Newton Mearns Nicol Estate Agents are thrilled to soon present to the market this exclusive and unique development of only six luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses by Windex. Located in the heart of Glasgow’s southside in the prestigious Whitecraigs area, these apartments have private south facing terraces and two allocated private […]read more>>

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How We Value Your Home Posted: 9th June 2021

Nicol Estate Agents is a family-run company headed up by Karen and Douglas Nicol. Now in our tenth year of operating, our team has over 100 years’ combined experience in the industry having worked in senior positions for several Estate Agents in Scotland. We know what does and doesn’t work when it comes to selling […]read more>>

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House Prices Rise 4.1% in April Posted: 26th May 2021

Figures released by Zoopla today reveal that house prices are up 4.1% in April – up from 2.3% in April 2020. House price growth is the highest in areas of with the most affordable property. The lowest rate of growth in the UK is in London at 1.9%. This rise in house prices is a […]read more>>

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New Statistics Show Largest House Price Rise Since 2007 Posted: 19th May 2021

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), house prices in Scotland rose in the year to £167,000 – this is an 11% rise. It has been well documented that the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns resulted in a once-in-a-generation re-evaluation of priorities with space for home working, access to outside space […]read more>>

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A UK Shortage of Three- & Four-Bedroom Family Homes Posted: 12th May 2021

Across the UK, buyers have spent the last four months rushing to buy larger family homes to accommodate their new priorities following a year of lockdowns. This has led to a shortage of family homes and the number of 3 and 4 bedroom properties listed at a five-year low. In addition, the value of properties […]read more>>

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Making Your Garden Feel More Secluded Posted: 5th May 2021

Over the last year we have all realised the importance of having access to outside space and homes with gardens have never been in higher demand. If you have just moved home, are considering selling or want to enhance your living space, making your garden a more secluded, private space will add value to your […]read more>>

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Value of Homes Sold Doubled in Q1 Posted: 29th April 2021

According to the latest research from Zoopla, the value of homes sold nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. One in 50 properties was sold between Jan 1st to Jan 15thcompared to one in every 100 homes in the same period in 2020. The value of […]read more>>