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Marketing Your Home Posted: 6th October 2021

Over the last few years, the way that estate agents market their homes has changed – and these changes have accelerated over the last 18 months since the start of the pandemic. Last year the property market effectively shut down, with only ongoing transactions forging ahead. Prospective buyers were unable to visit estate agent offices […]read more>>

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How to Buy in a Seller’s Market Posted: 28th September 2021

The housing market has exceeded all our expectations this year, with sales figures outpacing previous years and no let-up in sight. Buyers are still facing stiff competition, especially for three and four-bedroom family homes close to East Renfrewshire’s ever-popular schools. The number of people bidding for each property is at its highest ever and double […]read more>>

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House Price Growth Summer 2021 Posted: 21st September 2021

In the year to June, house prices soared 13.2% which is the highest annual growth since 2004 according to the latest House Price Index from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In June, the average property price was 4.5% higher than May as buyers were keen to push through their property purchase. In Scotland, house […]read more>>

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The Increasing Demand for More Space Posted: 15th September 2021

If you’re in search for more space, then you aren’t alone. Since the pandemic which began last March and the subsequent lockdowns, interest in houses has more than doubled. In fact, the number of people looking to purchase a family home has soared by 114% compared with levels typically seen at this time of year between […]read more>>

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Autumn Interior Design Trends Posted: 8th September 2021

Autumn interior design trends are already emerging. Following a challenging 18 months it’s no surprise that warmth, comfort, and inspiration from nature will all feature in our homes this year. We are looking forward to hunkering down in the colder months and making the most of our homes. The website Online Mortgage Advisor commissioned research […]read more>>

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Why Live in East Renfrewshire? Posted: 31st August 2021

East Renfrewshire is a thriving county with in-demand areas such as Giffnock, Clarkston and Newton Mearns, all of which appeal to a wide range of buyers. There are several exceptional schools in the area which regularly make the Scottish education league tables, attracting families to the area. Over the last 18 month we have seen […]read more>>

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The Home Report Posted: 22nd August 2021

The Home Report system in Scotland was introduced back in 2008, and this meant that buyers would have access to all the information on a property before proceeding with an offer and ultimately a purchase. Many people are unsure of what the Home Report entails – especially those purchasing their first home, or moving after […]read more>>

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A Strong Autumn Housing Market Posted: 19th August 2021

According to the latest Rightmove Data, although asking prices are starting to stabalise and in some areas even fall, experts are predicting a strong autumn housing market as demand continues to outstrip supply. In July, asking prices across the UK fell for the first time this year as it see a cooling of the higher […]read more>>

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Making the Most of a Small Kitchen Posted: 3rd August 2021

Kitchens are an important room in any home and somewhere you’re likely to spend a lot of your time. When it comes to buying and selling property, a well-designed kitchen can make or break it for many, so even if you are challenged for space, it makes sense to make the most of what you […]read more>>

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Making a Sloping Garden Work Posted: 27th July 2021

In East Renfrewshire many of our homes have been built on a hilly landscape. As a result, many gardens are sloped – posing the question that many buyers have – ‘What are the options and what are the associated costs?’. If your garden is on a slope, there are various options available to you to […]read more>>