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Understanding the Home Report Posted: 25th July 2018

In 2008 the government introduced the Home Report system in Scotland. This meant that buyers would have all the information on a property before proceeding with an offer and ultimately a purchase. Ten years on we still have many people asking questions about the Home Report here at Nicol, especially as it’s unique to Scotland. […]read more>>

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Luxury and Style in an Ideal Location – Capelrig Apartments, Newton Mearns Posted: 17th July 2018

***Only Six Remaining Apartments*** Capelrig Apartments is a contemporary, modern and sleek development, thoughtfully designed for light, space and comfort. From the clean lines of the anthracite window frames to the expansive glass balconies, this is a peaceful retreat within an excellent location where city and countryside merge.read more>>

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Is Remortgaging Right For You? Posted: 10th July 2018

Remortgaging your property allows you to repay what you currently owe on your existing mortgage, and taking out a new mortgage on the property. There are several reasons for doing this, such as moving onto a better interest rate and reducing your monthly repayments, shortening the time to pay it back or borrowing money for […]read more>>

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Enjoy a Family Staycation this Summer! Posted: 4th July 2018

Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a summer adventure, especially with the incredible weather we’ve been having here in Glasgow. Although top of most people’s summer holiday wish-list would be a cruise around the Caribbean, Greek Island hopping or Disneyland, not all of us are lucky enough to get away. Staying at home […]read more>>

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Nicol Estate Agents: Summer Property Roundup Posted: 27th June 2018

In East Renfrewshire, the demand for family homes shows no signs of slowing down and the market remains buoyant. The overall average property price in East Renfrewshire is £263,196. Over the last twelve months, sold prices in East Renfrewshire were up by 7% on the previous year and up 12% on 2007, when the average house […]read more>>

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Enjoy Days Out with the Children this Summer Posted: 19th June 2018

With the school summer holidays fast-approaching, here are our picks of the best days out with the children. With such great transport links into Glasgow from the southside , we’ve also included a couple of unmissable days out in the City.read more>>

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The Great Outdoors! Family Cycle Routes in East Renfrewshire Posted: 13th June 2018

Although it feels like new homes and developments are going up all over East Renfrewshire, there is, in fact, a huge amount of unspoiled countryside right on our doorstep! One of the best ways to enjoy this green open space is to cycle, and there are some fabulous cycle routes available if you know where […]read more>>

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East Renfrewshire is Scotland’s Most Sought After Area for Schooling Posted: 22nd May 2018

Here in East Renfrewshire, we are lucky enough to boast some of Scotland’s top performing state schools, including Williamwood High School, St. Ninians and Mearns Castle to name just three. As a result of the fantastic schooling options in the area, the number of children living locally has increased at ten times the Scottish average and […]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>>