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What is a mortgage valuation?

07 Feb What is a mortgage valuation?

A mortgage valuation survey is a brief report carried out by a qualified surveyor to inspect the property you’re looking to buy.It’s specific to the property you’re looking to buy and gives the lender confirmation of the property’s current value, also taking into consideration recently...

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What is a chartered surveyor?

24 Jan What is a chartered surveyor?

Prior to buying or selling a property, you’ll possibly never have heard of a chartered surveyor or know what their role is in the purchase/sale process. In this blog post, we will explain all aspects so that you are fully informed.A Chartered Surveyor is a...

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Selling your property in Winter

10 Jan Selling your property in Winter

There is a common misconception that winter isn’t a great time to sell your home. Historically people have thought of spring being the best time to sell and winter perhaps being a bit quieter. However, the reality is that if you’re able to get your...

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Property Market Update November 2018

11 Dec Property Market Update November 2018

Seller confidence and buyer demand remain strong in east central Scotland property market  During September and November 2018, there was a substantial year on year increase in the volume of properties coming onto the market in east central Scotland, with the number of listings up 14.1%...

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Is Winter a Good Time to Sell Your Property?

02 Dec Is Winter a Good Time to Sell Your Property?

The short, the answer is ‘Yes’. Winter can be a great time to sell your property as buyer demand typically outstrips the supply of homes for sale, putting sellers in a strong position.As we enter December, the property market is certainly not at a standstill....

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Scottish Property Market Report October 2018

13 Nov Scottish Property Market Report October 2018

High demand from buyers is driving up selling prices, according to the ESPC.Between August and October 2018, there was a 10.9% increase in the number of properties brought to market compared to the same period last year. In Edinburgh explicitly, there was a 5.6% increase...

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Scottish house prices continue to rise due to shortage of stock for sale

24 Oct Scottish House Prices Continue To Rise Due To Shortage of Stock

House prices across Scotland continue to rise in, though at a more modest pace according to the latest regional property index.The latest index from Your Move showed that property prices north of the border increased by 3.3% annual in August.According to Acadata research, the average price of...

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Costs of selling a house

02 Oct Costs of selling a house

There are a number of costs and fees incurred when selling a house that you’ll need to factor into your budget when selling your home in Scotland.It’s best to work out costs involved prior to selling so that there are no nasty surprises further down...

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Property Market Update September - Edinburgh and the Lothians

02 Oct Property Market Sept ’18 – Edinburgh & the Lothians

There are signs that in Edinburgh and Lothians that the property market has started to cool slightly after an amazing summer. This is likely due a combination of factors including an unusually hot summer and schools back after the summer holidays.However, levels of activity did...

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