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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 >>

Clarkston Launch: 50%  OFF  Our Standard Selling Fees!

Posted: 18th August 2017

Following the success of our Newton Mearns office and the continued demand for our services by clients in and around Clarkston, Busby, Carmunnock, Thorntonhall, Muirend and Netherlee areas, we are delighted to announce the official opening of our Clarkston branch at 1 Helena Place, Clarkston, G76 7RB! To celebrate, we are offering 50%  OFF  our standard selling fees […] ...read more >>

When a Discreet Home Sale Is Necessary

Posted: 28th June 2017

There is generally an expectation that a home for sale must be advertised on all possible channels as loudly as possible, but that approach might not suit all homes and circumstances. Although once thought to be suitable only for homes of over £1 million, in our experience at Nicol Estate Agents, we have seen the […] ...read more >>

A Guide to Credit Scores

Posted: 30th May 2017

What makes up your credit score? What can impact on your credit score? Sainsbury’s Bank have created a useful Infographic to answer the above and more in a guide to credit scores. Financial organisations, lenders and utility companies usually use credit scores to determine if your application will be approved. Check out the guide below for helpful […] ...read more >>

Nicol Estate Agents are opening shortly at Clarkston Toll in Clarkston

Posted: 22nd May 2017

Following the success of our Newton Mearns office and the continued demand for our services are required more and more by clients in and around Clarkston, Busby, Carmunnock, Thorntonhall, Muirend and Netherlee areas, we are very proud to announce the opening of our brand new office in Clarkston in the summer. Douglas Nicol, Managing Director at […] ...read more >>

New Homes Update

Posted: 12th May 2017

We have a few stunning developments that we’d like to highlight for the fantastic locations and lifestyles they offer. You can find your dream home in one of the high quality, exceptional developments we have in our books, just scroll through our selection  to find out more. ...read more >>

Interior Design Trends 2017

Posted: 28th April 2017

If you are looking for a housewarming present for a fashion savvy friend, or simply want to update your home and are looking for inspiration, we have searched for the biggest trends for 2017 and made a guide to help you keep up with the interior design in 2017. ...read more >>

Why Kitchens Sell Homes

Posted: 18th April 2017

Kitchens are cited as the most valuable and most used room in the house, so it comes as no surprise that, when it comes to home sales, the kitchen can make or break it for potential buyers. And no wonder kitchens are valued so much – here is what we found out in our experience […] ...read more >>

Nicol Estate Agents Property Round-up, March 2017

Posted: 29th March 2017

The housing market in East Renfrewshire had a buoyant start this year and we believe this will continue throughout 2017. In many local ares, we have seen a shortage of property with demand outstripping supply, resulting in more closing dates and premium prices been achieved, and in some cases, the highest prices achieved in many […] ...read more >>

What is the Best Way to Deal with Fixtures and Fittings

Posted: 17th March 2017

When it comes to property sales, being clear on what you will take with you when you move and what is included in the sale price will make for a much smoother transaction. The area of fixtures and fittings can and has lead to some debate during the selling/buying process, so clear communication is always […] ...read more >>