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Outdoor Trends in 2018

Posted: 22nd May 2018

Sunshine has finally arrived in Scotland, just in time for the ‘summer’, which is handy. In light of this exciting development, we thought it apt to take a look at the latest trends that are sweeping the UK’s gardens and outdoor spaces in 2018. We just never know how long the elusive sun and warm(-ish) […] ...read more >>

Should You Buy a Fixer Upper or a Turn Key Property?

Posted: 15th May 2018

Are you thinking of moving up the property ladder? The East Renfrewshire property market has been moving fast from the beginning of the year, with many other buyers looking for the right home in the desired school catchment area, so you might be wondering what your strategy should be. ...read more >>

Guide to Finding a Trustworthy Tradesperson*

Posted: 17th April 2018

Whether it’s improving your home, like completing an extension to your home or installing new windows or fixing something that’s gone wrong, the laws of probability say that at some point as a homeowner you’ll have to find a tradesperson to carry out work in your home. ...read more >>

A Simple Guide to Downsizing

Posted: 13th March 2018

According to the council website, in 2015 19.4 per cent of people living in East Renfrewshire were aged 65 or over, with the age group expecting to reach one quarter of the population by 2025. ...read more >>

First Time Home Buyers Better Off Than Renters

Posted: 21st February 2018

Are you currently renting and wondering if it would be a good idea to buy your first home in East Renfrewshire? Then this is a must-read for you! ...read more >>

Selling Your Home in Winter

Posted: 31st January 2018

With many new year resolutions revolving around lifestyle changes, many of us dream of a bigger, better home for ourselves and our families. And with the help of the Internet and mobile, keen home buyers are completely switched on 24/7, looking for the right one to come on the market. As recent stats from Rightmove […] ...read more >>

How to sell a one-of-a-kind home

Posted: 28th December 2017

All homes are in some way unique – whether it’s the way they are decorated, the location or floorplan – but some certainly have more individuality than others. One-of-a-kind homes, from converted buildings (think old fire station flats, churches or pump-house conversions) to purpose built projects, houses in really remote locations or that have weird […] ...read more >>

Ready for Next Year’s Big Home Interiors Trends?

Posted: 1st December 2017

Elegance and sophistication, mixing textures and unique shapes with a bold blast of colour – 2018 home interior trends are all about creating luxurious spaces for lounging in! There are hints of vintage (velvet sofas, mustard, orange and maroon colour palettes) but given an update for modern life. ...read more >>

First-time Buyer Behaviour – Insights and Trends

Posted: 1st December 2017

The number of first-time buyers in the UK has increased considerably over the past five years. Last year, they accounted for 36% of all residential property sales across the country, compared to just 26% in 2011. This rise is due to a combination of factors, most notably record-low interest rates, increased mortgage approvals, and the […] ...read more >>

Sell Your Property Successfully by Thinking Like a Buyer

Posted: 15th November 2017

One of the most challenging tasks you will face when selling your home or investment property is looking at it objectively. It’s incredibly difficult and something almost all of us struggle to do to a certain extent, but thinking like a buyer rather than a seller is one of the most effective and efficient ways […] ...read more >>