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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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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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The Rule of 6 Garden Gatherings Posted: 14th April 2021

From Friday this week, people can meet in groups of six adults from six households in outdoor settings and people are permitted to travel across Scotland as long as they do not stay overnight. From April 26th the restrictions on journeys in mainland Scotland will be lifted, all retail premises will re-open, up to four […]read more>>

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Buyer Priorities Posted: 7th April 2021

According to the latest research, over a quarter of the UK’s renters and homeowners have found that what they want and need from a property has changed since the COVID pandemic. Here in the UK, we have had over a year of remote working, home schooling, online shopping and going out for a meal or […]read more>>

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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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Tier 4 Restrictions and the Property Market Posted: 18th November 2020

This week it was announced that East Renfrewshire is to be placed under Tier 4 restrictions from 6pm on Friday November 20th until December 11th. This means that more than two million people are under the toughest restrictions with a view to reduce the number of those affected by COVID. The rules mean that non-essential […]read more>>

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An Unprecedented Bounce Back with a 54% Surge in Demand Posted: 10th June 2020

The property market in England has bounced back from a near standstill due to a build-up of demand and homeowners realising the shortcomings of their homes whilst in lockdown. According to Zoopla, more homes were sold last week than the same time in 2019 and buyer demand is currently 54% stronger than it was before […]read more>>

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Our Way to Say Thank You! Posted: 5th June 2020

At Nicol Estate Agents we would like to say a huge thank you to frontline NHS workers, care home workers and key workers. That’s why we are offering a discount on our standard sales fee of 30%. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of all the key workers in the UK who have helped us […]read more>>

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How has the recent pandemic changed the way we look at property? Posted: 28th May 2020

Following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our priorities have changed. Many buyers are now looking for more space for a home office and room to extend.  Being on lockdown with lovely weather has also made us reassess the importance of having a great garden and more outside space. Lockdown has been life changing for many of […]read more>>