In the three months since the EU Referendum, the property market in west central Scotland has remained stable despite the uncertainty, according to the latest house price report from GSPC which analyses property market data over the last three months.
Nestled on the eastern bank of the River Clyde as it meanders towards South Lanarkshire’s chocolate-box Clyde Valley, Bothwell and Uddingston are often referred to as a single entity. These compact towns in the wealthy Glasgow commuter belt stand just outside the city’s boundaries, with extensive red sandstone architecture and swathes of landscaping contributing to their distinctive appearance.
We are very pleased to announce that we have officially launched our new branding and website for GSPC.
As well as the new website, the logo will be incorporated into a refresh for the GSPC property guide, which is circulated to 550 outlets in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, and will also feature in a new advertising campaign due to launch in 2017.
One of the challenges for first time buyers is saving up for a deposit for their first home. But there are now a number of mortgage lenders offering 100% loan-to-value products to first time buyers that do not have the funds to lay down a deposit. Since the risk for banks is higher on a 100% mortgage, they are subject to more stringent lending criteria than other mortgages and some lenders require that a guarantor
When applying for a mortgage or any credit, lenders will take in to account an applicant’s credit score. So what is a credit score? This is a way of assessing how good a potential risk you are to lend to and can vary from lender to lender. Virtually all lenders will take into account your credit file which in the United Kingdom is generally held by either Experian or Equifax, the two main credit checking companies.
Maybe you’re buying your first home or perhaps you’re moving up the ladder? Either way, it’s a huge task, often with a major financial commitment. At GSPC we are here to help you make the right decisions.
An open plan kitchen, dining and living room can really bring a house into the 21st century but there are important technical and aesthetic considerations.
We know that it can be really hard to get on or move up the property ladder so we also know that just a little help can make all the difference. Here are just a few options that might help you get on, or move up, the property ladder.
Last year, crime in Scotland hit the lowest levels recorded for over 40 years. Levels of housebreaking have fallen by over a third in the last decade, while thefts from a motor vehicle have tumbled by two thirds over the same period.
Nonetheless, there’s still a way to go before we can leave our doors unlocked at night and sleep easily. It doesn’t take a great deal of forethought to minimise your chances of joining next year’s crime statistics – here are ten simple precautions everyone can take to avoid joining next year’s crime statistics:
When designing or furnishing a home, lighting can become something of an afterthought. It’s commonly assumed that windows provide sufficient daytime illumination, with a single ceiling pendant classed as enough for night-time usage. However, the importance of effective lighting really can’t be overstated, since its benefits extend far beyond reducing the risk of accidents and improving our sense of security. Appropriate illumination enables a room to be useful at any time of day or night, from brightening a reading nook to flooding kitchen worktops with light while preparing food.