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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>>

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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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Local Asking Prices at Record High Posted: 17th April 2018

Spring is the season of fresh starts and life beginning anew. As we watch the bluebells return to Rouken Glen park and the wild garlic rear its head, we can often find ourselves wanting to make a fresh start ourselves— and for many of us, that means moving further up the property ladder.read more>>