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Great for Days Out This Summer! Posted: 19th June 2019

Schools have finished for the summer! If you have children to entertain there is so much to see and do here in East Renfrewshire. We have beaches, parks historic attractions and museums right on our doorstep. Here are our top picks for days out with the children. What’s more, with such great transport links into […]read more>>

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Getting Your Property Ready For a Sale Posted: 27th May 2019

If you are considering selling your home, it makes sense to get ahead of the game and make your home more attractive to prospective buyers and of course, it will also maximise your sale price! But which home improvements are going to add value to your property before you sell? Larger projects are only really […]read more>>

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Looking for a Unique Star-Gazing Getaway? Posted: 10th April 2019

If you’re looking for a destination that will provide you with a fabulous getaway from the trials of daily life, how about going somewhere you can see the stars in all their glory? Thanks to their distance away from light polluted towns and cities, these rural settings not only have incredible scenery, they also allow […]read more>>

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What’s On This Easter Posted: 1st April 2019

There’s so much to see and do here in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire – it’s one of the reasons that it was announced as the Happiest Place to Live! Whatever age your children, there are some great events on locally and in the city centre. We’ve taken a look at what’s on to give you […]read more>>

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East Renfrewshire Named Scotland’s Happiest Place to Live! Posted: 26th March 2019

According to the Royal Mail ‘Happiest Index’, East Renfrewshire is Scotland’s number one happiest place to live! The study assessed council areas on a range of measures including average earnings, rates of crime, average life expectancy and the level of carbon emissions. Given that the Royal Mail delivers mail to around 30 million addresses in the […]read more>>

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How Much Value Will Home Improvements Add to My Home? Posted: 14th March 2019

According to Anglian Home Improvements, creating more open plan living spaces in your home and converting your loft will add the most value to your home. However, when surveyed, only 2% of respondents believed that open plan living would add the most value to their home. Here’s a breakdown of the home improvements that will add […]read more>>

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Teaching Your Children about Finance Posted: 27th February 2019

Unlike reading, writing, arithmetic (and now coding!), children don’t tend to study money management in the classroom, leaving this important life skill to be taught by the parents, care givers or simply through life experience.  Getting your child into good habits of controlling and managing their money can really set them up for life. As […]read more>>

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Need more space? What to Consider When Converting Your Garage Posted: 13th February 2019

Whether you need more living space, an extra bedroom, home office or a utility room, the garage is often an option that it overlooked. A loft conversion or extension can be a large costly job, so converting the garage can be a much cheaper and easier alternative. What’s more, if you’re looking for a new […]read more>>

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Self-Employed Mortgage Guide Posted: 17th January 2019

Proving your earnings to lenders when you are self-employed in order to obtain a mortgage can be a slightly more daunting task than applying for a mortgage as an employee, but with planning, organisation and help from the experts you can secure deals and repayment rates as competitive as those your employed friends and family […]read more>>

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Your Finances. Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference! Posted: 3rd January 2019

January is the perfect time to banish bad financial habits and get clever with your money. By making lots of small changes you can make a big difference to your finances! Make a note of you every financial renewal – this will allow you to change phone, TV, broadband, utilities and insurance providers without paying […]read more>>