Living on an idyllic island is often one of life’s dreams, with the promise of a quieter pace and where you could wake up with sea views every morning. The Isle of Arran can make this dream a reality with its easy accessibility to Glasgow, a range of affordable properties and dramatic Highland-esque landscape of peaks and valleys, gorges, burns and heather-covered moors.
We’ve got solicitors offering free property buying and selling guidance, as well as mortgage advisers providing an overview of the mortgage process, affordability and all you need to know getting a mortgage.
Knowing where to start with your home buying journey can be difficult. But it doesn’t need to be! Follow our top steps to buying a house to help make the whole process easier.
Many people choose to re-mortgage at the end of any given fixed rate tie-in period or at the end of a special deal. In most circumstances, if you do not re-mortgage then you will revert to your lenders standard variable rate, which may be much higher than the rate you were previously on during your deal period. It may suit some borrowers to revert to a standard rate with no tie-ins, for example if
Property Guide readers may remember GSPC’s former showroom on Queen Street, in the centre of Glasgow. After a number of years based in the north of the city, we are delighted to have recently agreed a ten-year lease on a new showroom and headquarters in the heart of Glasgow.
The west central Scotland property market is showing little impact from recent political changes, including the triggering of Article 50 and the prospect of a second Scottish referendum, according to the latest analysis from GSPC. Average selling prices across west central Scotland and Glasgow have remained steady over the past six months, from October 2016 to March 2017, with a modest rise of 0.6% when compared with the same period the year before. The first
Uncertainty is the only word I can use to describe the country right now. Just when we thought we were seeing some stability in the markets and the country as a whole, we are plunged into a possible second referendum and the impending EU exit. This may cause months or even years of instability in the property market.
The West End in Glasgow and Leith in Edinburgh have been named as two of the coolest areas to live in Britain, according to an annual guide in the Times newspaper.
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.