New data from Bank of Scotland has demonstrated once again that price rises in Scotland’s cities are outperforming more rural parts of the country. Last week’s Affordable Cities Review studied house prices and affordability across Scotland’s seven cities, and its findings made for interesting reading.
Before trying to fashion a des-res home out of a decrepit doer-upper, it’s worth taking some time to think about whether restoring a wreck is a good option for you.
If you are looking to get on the housing ladder but need a bit of a help to get there, there are a variety of financial assistance schemes available. Take a look at some of the most common.
Wallpaper is officially in vogue again, and there are numerous designs to choose from nowadays. From budget floral patterns to designer damasks and textured mosaics, it’s possible to buy wallpaper to suit every room and price point.
As with the Scottish housing market as a whole, the number of properties being sold has decreased in west central Scotland, partly as a result of a shortage of properties available for sale.
As 2017 dawns, many people are planning to bring their home to market, and commissioning valuations. However, there is a crucial step to consider between appointing a GSPC solicitor to sell your home and welcoming viewers through the door.
With Christmas just over a week away, it’s time to add the final festive touches to your home. However, if a house move is also imminent, it’s advisable to keep those decorations under wraps until the valuer has been round and taken any necessary photographs. If your home remains unsold for a while, it’ll be easy to date the photos if there’s a Christmas tree on show. Viewers will turn a blind eye to gaudy decorations and inflatable snowmen during the festive period, but it’s very important to remove everything in the New Year; leaving them in place as January advances can suggest unwelcome traits like apathy.
House prices continuing to rise
Despite being released several weeks after other house price reports, the UK House Price Index provides a definitive last word on market trends. In association with Registers of Scotland, its analysis of September’s housing sector was released last week containing a number of positive indicators.
It’s that time of year where you can join us on Facebook for a festive competition for a chance to win prizes every week in the lead up to Christmas. To keep you on your toes we have different games each day of the week so keep an eye out on Facebook for more details.
The internet has become an essential aspect of our everyday lives, and it’s going to become even more enmeshed in our daily activities with every passing year. From fridges to toothbrushes, more and more appliances and gadgets are being sold with internet connectivity. This is a phenomenon known as the Internet of Things, whereby previously offline hardware can now upload data on everything from our weight and fitness to air quality and home security.