• February Property Market Update 2024

    Property Market Highlights Scottish Property Sales Volumes Rose by 2.8% Year-on-Year Despite November to January typically being a quieter period for the residential property market, property sales volumes across East Central Scotland saw a gentle but encouraging uptick of 2.8% year-on-year, according to the latest data from ESPC. This indicates growing interest among buyers compared…

  • Gazumping in Scotland: What You Need to Know

    In the bustling realm of the Scottish property market, potential homebuyers face a unique challenge – gazumping. While this term might sound like a quirky Scottish tradition, it’s a phenomenon that can send ripples of frustration through even the most composed property seekers. In this blog, we’ll delve into the intricacies of gazumping, discussing what…

  • First-Time Buyers: Get On the Ladder in 2024

    First-Time Buyers: Your Guide for Getting on the Ladder in 2024 So, you’ve decided it’s time to toss aside those rent recipes and dive into the world of homeownership. Welcome aboard! But while climbing the property ladder in Scotland can be an exciting prospect, it can also be an overwhelming one – particularly for first-time…

  • Beyond the Bricks: The 2023 Property Market Overview

    Looking Back: Property Market Trends of 2023 UK House Prices Stayed Strong Despite Economic Uncertainty In their 2023 end-of-year review, Halifax highlights the resilience of UK property prices, which proved more robust than initially anticipated, experiencing only a marginal 1% decrease to an average of £283,615. Despite this positive outcome, Kim Kinnaird, Director at Halifax…

  • Snow Business: Why Winter’s the Perfect Time to Sell

    While many wax lyrical about the benefits of selling your home in the spring and summer months, those taking the plunge as the year draws to a close have much to gain. From less competition on the market to decreased pressure for ‘curb appeal’ and even a greater chance of attaining their asking price (or…

  • 10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient this Winter

    Did you know over fifty percent of the typical UK household’s energy bills are dedicated solely to heating and hot water expenses? While (thankfully) the cost of energy has fallen significantly since its peak in March 2022, many of us are still concerned with keeping our properties as warm as possible for as little as…