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A Guide to Buying a House in Scotland Posted: 12th June 2019

TC Young Solicitors has produced a new guide to buying a property in Scotland and the steps involved. ‘Your Guide to Purchasing a Property’ will help you to understand the process of buying a residential property in Scotland. This firm have expert knowledge which has been developed over its 175 year history. TC Young Solicitors […]read more>>

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Exercising the Brain Can Help to Keep You Mentally Sharp Posted: 22nd May 2019

Word and number games, such as Sudoku and crossword puzzles, have been found to improve brain function and keep the mind sharp. A new study completed by the University of Exeter and King’s College London, which interviewed over 19,000 participants over the age of 50, found that those who regularly challenge themselves with these types […]read more>>

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April Market Commentary Posted: 25th April 2019

Overall the local market has started well in 2019 and remains buoyant. With strong competition among property buyers who are keen to secure family homes close to the many sought after amenities and high performing schools in the area, East Renfrewshire showed the highest average property prices in 2018 at £258,207, with a 6% increase […]read more>>

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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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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>>

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Planning a Golf Trip? Scotland’s Best Courses Posted: 7th January 2019

We are so lucky here in East Renfrewshire to have so many excellent golf clubs right on our doorstep including Whitecraigs, Eastwood, Caldwell East Renfrewshire and Cathcart to name just a few! If you are looking to go further afield, you don’t need to travel out of Scotland to play on some of the world’s […]read more>>