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Value of Homes Sold Doubled in Q1 Posted: 29th April 2021

According to the latest research from Zoopla, the value of homes sold nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. One in 50 properties was sold between Jan 1st to Jan 15thcompared to one in every 100 homes in the same period in 2020. The value of […]read more>>

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House Prices Hit Record High Posted: 21st April 2021

According to property portal Rightmove, we are in the midst of record numbers of house hunters, record breaking house prices and one of the fastest-selling property markets since the Rightmove records began. The message was clear – move fast if you can. Rightmove’s latest House Price Index revealed that the national average price of a […]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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Converting Your Loft Posted: 1st October 2020

Since the Coronovirus pandemic, homeowners’ priorities have changed. We have seen a property mini boom with not only pent up demand built up from March to July, but also those looking for more inside space for home working and better access to outside space. Compared to extending your home, a loft conversion can be a […]read more>>

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A Strong Property Market in Glasgow Posted: 7th November 2019

Across the UK there are reports of difficulties in the property market as we approach yet another Brexit date. The time it takes to sell a home has hit a three year high and vendors are reducing the price of their home by as much as £10,000 to achieve a sale. Although a typical property […]read more>>

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What You’ll See in the Home Buyer Report Posted: 28th October 2019

When you are considering purchasing a new home you will see a Home Buyer Report which is created by the seller’s estate agent. The Home Buyer Report provides you essential information on the property such as the structural integrity, general condition of the property, the running costs and energy rating and any investment that will […]read more>>

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New Build or Older Property? Posted: 22nd August 2019

According to latest figures from the Land Registry, new-build homes are selling for a premium of £65,000 compared with existing property for sale. This premium increased by £5,000 over the last twelve months. Here in East Renfrewshire we have seen a huge surge in new homes being built, especially around Newton Mearns and the Maidenhill […]read more>>

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Property Market in Scotland – Rising Prices and Fastest Selling Times Posted: 8th August 2019

There has been a rise in the average price of homes here in Scotland according to the Registers of Scotland, with the average price of a residential property rising by 2.2% to £178,991 the financial year to April 2019. The total value of residential property in Scotland reached £18.2bn, which is a year-on-year increase of 1.6%. […]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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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>>