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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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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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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>>

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The Best Family Size Cars Posted: 24th December 2018

With the new year comes New Year’s Resolutions and life changes. After all, it’s not only your house that has to grow when you extend your family. As the tribe grows and you taxi not just your own kids but their friends too, perhaps in 2019  it’s time to consider a bigger family size car. […]read more>>

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Christmas Gifts to Hand Down for Generations Posted: 6th December 2018

Christmas is the time of year when children want the very latest toys – which can often be tricky to get hold of if you don’t start your Christmas shopping in October! We’ve had Fingerlings, LOL Dolls, Hatchimals, Lego…but what happens to these toys a year or two down the line? This year why not […]read more>>

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Remember, Remember….The Best Places to Watch the Fireworks This Year! Posted: 29th October 2018

Remember remember the 5th of November. Ready to start planning where to see fireworks this year? Make sure your bonfire night goes off with a bang, as we share the best places to watch the fireworks in East Renfrewshire. The 5th November falls on a Monday this year, so you can kick off the fireworks […]read more>>

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Increase the Value of Your Home by Utilising Unused Space Posted: 17th September 2018

When it comes to selling your home, it’s important that you maximize the space to increase both the interest in, and value of, your home. Neglecting certain areas such as cupboards, spare rooms, basement or even the attic can be costly.read more>>