Buying

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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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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House prices in Scotland rise 5%

15 Aug House prices in Scotland rise 5%

The latest UK House Price Index reports house prices in Scotland have risen 5% in June compared with same period in 2017, and up by 0.8% on May. The biggest price rises were in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian where the cost of an average...

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30 Jul Top 10 Reasons People Move to A New House

Moving home can be stressful, time consuming and costly, which begs the question why do so many people move to a new house? From lack of space to a new job, our latest blog post explains the top 10 reasons why people decide that relocation is...

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