Our Blog

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Record Numbers of Buyers on Rightmove in February

Posted: 6th March 2018

With the snow and disruption caused by the Beast from the East, you may be putting off listing your home on the market until the spring, traditionally when the housing market gets a boost in activity after the winter. However, it is worth noting that lots of people spend the winter months looking at property […] ...read more >>

First Time Home Buyers Better Off Than Renters

Posted: 21st February 2018

Are you currently renting and wondering if it would be a good idea to buy your first home in East Renfrewshire? Then this is a must-read for you! ...read more >>