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.
Named after the wife of its Georgian founder, Helensburgh is one of Scotland’s iconic waterfront towns. Situated along the River Clyde’s northern bank as it enters the Gare Loch, this was one of Britain’s wealthiest population centres as the 19th century began. Unlike many of its contemporaries, Helensburgh has retained its architectural grandeur and refinement over the intervening period. It is now the largest town within Argyll & Bute – itself Scotland’s second-largest local authority by geographic size.
Scottish winters can be harsh on the great outdoors, but effective choice of plants and materials can go a long way to creating an enjoyable habitat all year round.
Gardens always look their best in summer and their worst in winter. That’s a fairly inarguable fact, although many people fail to effectively prepare their outdoor spaces for the dark months ahead. Fire pits and pansies are fair-weather friends, whose subsequent absence can accentuate the sense of gardens becoming abandoned spaces with an unwelcoming ambience.