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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>>

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Nicol Estate Agents: Property Roundup Posted: 28th March 2018

With strong competition among property buyers who are keen to secure 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedroom properties in the area, East Renfrewshire showed the highest average property prices in 2017 at £252,870, with a 4.5% increase on 2016*. Overall the market has started well and remains buoyant. In many areas, particularly East Renfrewshire, we […]read more>>

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Nicol Estate Agents Are Now on OntheMarket.com Posted: 22nd March 2018

Spring is always a busy time for the property market. At Nicol we’re constantly looking for new ways to give our clients extra exposure in order to sell or let out their property, and it’s a great time of year to announce we are now listing our properties on Onthemarket.com – the UK’s third largest […]read more>>

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax Guide Posted: 13th March 2018

The following information on Land and Building Transaction Tax was contributed by Katharine Smith, Associate at T C Young solicitors. LBTT is a tax applied to residential and commercial land and buildings transactions in Scotland (including commercial purchases and commercial leases) where a chargeable interest is acquired. The structure of LBTT is designed in a […]read more>>

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A Simple Guide to Downsizing Posted: 13th March 2018

According to the council website, in 2015 19.4 per cent of people living in East Renfrewshire were aged 65 or over, with the age group expecting to reach one quarter of the population by 2025.read more>>