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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>>

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Nicol Estate Agents and OnTheMarket Posted: 18th December 2018

Here at Nicol Estate Agents we utilise the top online marketing channels available to ensure that your home is seen by as many people as possible. By improving the reach of your property we know it will generate even more interest by the right people at the right time, ultimately maximising your sale price. That’s […]read more>>

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Even Second Steppers Need the Bank of Mum and Dad Posted: 13th November 2018

Though it’s common for first-time buyers to have deposit savings topped up by the Bank of Mum and Dad when it comes to buying their first property, you may be surprised to learn that a third of ‘second steppers’ need financial help from parents too. A report from Lloyds Bank found that those moving up the […]read more>>

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Where Can I Get the Best Returns on my Savings? Posted: 25th October 2018

Many savers breathed a sigh of relief in August when, for the second time in 10 years, the Bank of England raised interest rates indicating the beginning of the end of what many call a ‘lost decade’ of paltry returns on their money. However, most banks aren’t passing on this increase as it is estimated […]read more>>

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Moving from Town to Country? Here’s What to Consider Posted: 5th September 2018

Lots of people dream of eventually settling down in the countryside. The clean air, space and scenic surroundings are a draw for many, and often you get more property for your money. We are lucky here at Nicol Estate Agents to be able to offer our clients the best of both when it comes to […]read more>>

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Property Ownership and the Generation Gap Posted: 8th June 2018

One of the most noticeable lifestyle differences between the generations is undoubtedly financial habits, from the purchase of simple everyday items to home ownership. It gains a lot of media attention and often becomes a central talking point during family dinnertimes. Whilst recent research shows that Millennials (those born between the early 80s and mid-90s) […]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>>