With the announcement of the Scottish budget yesterday, we have some great news for first time buyers. The Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) has been removed from properties worth up to £175,000 for first time buyers – up from the present threshold of £145,000.
Even though the largest City in Scotland and the third-largest in the United Kingdom, Glasgow sits in close proximity to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The park is a popular destination for tourists and day visitors from Glasgow and nearby towns. Here are our GSPC top tips for visiting this beautiful area of the Scottish Highlands.
It’s that time of the year again where you can join us on Facebook for a festive competition for a chance to win prizes every day in the lead up to Christmas including chocolates and amazing Starbucks vouchers! To keep you on your toes we have different games each day of the week so gives us a quick like and keep an eye out on our Facebook for more details.
If you are wanting to escape the festivities in Glasgow and experience a different Christmas culture, check out our top five Christmas market picks. With direct flights available from Glasgow airport for all budgets, why not book that weekend jolly away!
You may have recently seen that GSPC are giving one lucky seller £3,000 to spend on their new home thanks to our home seller’s prize draw. Fancy a new kitchen? Considering landscaping the garden? Underfloor heating? With £3k the options are endless! You can enter the prize draw at www.gspc.co.uk/win, where the full terms and conditions are available. Check out some ideas below on how to spend those winnings!
Here at GSPC, we love Glasgow! It’s a buyer’s paradise- cheap house prices, distinct architecture alongside quality AND quantity of bars, restaurants and shops. Check out our top ten reasons why Glasgow is such a great city to live in.
The average selling price of two bedroom flats in Glasgow’s East End have increased by 19.4% over the last three months, indicating that the area may be the latest first time buyer hot spot, according to GSPC.
At GSPC, we know that selling a house can be pretty stressful, as well as sometimes being expensive. Our home sellers’ prize draw could help alleviate some of the pressure that you might experience.
What’s a guarantor mortgage? Guarantor mortgages are primarily to assist first time buyers get on the property ladder and it will enhance the borrowing power of the applicant.
East Kilbride, the largest town in South Lanarkshire, is just eight miles southeast of Glasgow, with towns like Castlemilk and Clarkston close by. As Scotland’s first ‘new town’, designated in 1947, there is plenty of post-war housing. But the old area of the town, known as the Village, has many attractive historic buildings, attractive cobbled streets and plenty of pubs, restaurants and services. East Kilbride is surrounded by natural beauty, with Cathkin Brae Country Park to the north, and attractive fields and countryside on its outskirts.