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.
Once you’ve found a new home and agreed a sale on your existing property, the clock begins ticking as moving day approaches. Don’t leave things to chance – follow our cut-out-and-keep guide to getting the timings right…
When selling your home you don’t want to fork out a lot of cash to entice buyers, but you do want to make a good impression to get a quick sale for the best price. This week’s Tuesday Tips is full of handy and cost effective tips to get your home in tip top condition before you sell.
It can be easy to get swept up in how a property looks when you go and view it but it is worth thinking about the practicalities. This week’s Tuesday Tips provides some handy pointers on what to remember to ask before you commit to buying.
The latest edition of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) reveals that in June 2016 the average price of a property in Scotland was £143,282, representing an increase of 4.6% compared to the same period last year and an increase of 2.7% compared to the previous month.
Registers of Scotland’s (RoS) director of commercial services, Kenny Crawford, said: “The volume of residential sales in Scotland in April 2016 was 6,665, a decrease of 16.0 per cent on the previous year.”
Nearly all of our Tuesday Tips blogs make reference to the importance of keeping your home super clean when trying to sell, so this week’s tips are solely dedicated to cleaning your property.
Walking into a property that smells or looks grubby can instantly deter a buyer, regardless of the location or price. A bit of elbow grease could be all that’s needed to hurry along the sale of your property!
When it comes to selling your home, buyers can be eager to have money saving fixtures in place. This week’s Tuesday Tips explores some of the best ways to become an eco-warrior whilst leaving you with some extra pennies in your pocket.
This table shows the total number of property transactions per month recorded by the Registers of Scotland since the start of 2004.