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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>>

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October Half Term – Local Activities for Kids Posted: 4th October 2018

October Half Term clubs and activities in and around Newton Mearns and Clarkston. October week is fast approaching, and that means that if you’re a parent you may be looking for childcare or fun activities for the family to take advantage of. There are some great options locally to not only help you with childcare […]read more>>

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You are invited! Beatson Cancer Charity and The Studio Fine Art Company Art Exhibition Posted: 17th August 2018

Nicol Estate Agents are delighted to support the inaugural Art Exhibition of Beatson Cancer Charity and The Studio Fine Art Company.read more>>

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Going Back to School Guide for Busy Families Posted: 3rd August 2018

Summer holidays always seem to arrive slowly and then just fly by – or maybe it’s just us? It is almost time for a new school year and if you are anticipating the first morning of going back to the old routine with a bit of dread, we have prepared the perfect timeline that will […]read more>>

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The Great Outdoors! Family Cycle Routes in East Renfrewshire Posted: 13th June 2018

Although it feels like new homes and developments are going up all over East Renfrewshire, there is, in fact, a huge amount of unspoiled countryside right on our doorstep! One of the best ways to enjoy this green open space is to cycle, and there are some fabulous cycle routes available if you know where […]read more>>

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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>>

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How We Carry Out Home Valuations Posted: 26th April 2018

Choosing to sell up can be a big decision, even more daunting if not armed with all the relevant information you need before deciding whether now is the right time or not. At Nicol, we are here to help you make that decision, which is why we provide free, confidential, no obligation home valuations and […]read more>>

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Looking to Buy a Home in East Renfrewshire? Here is what you need to know! Posted: 20th April 2018

The most recent set of statistics from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggest that there is a real demand for property in Scotland at the moment.read more>>

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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>>