Domestic technology has progressed in leaps and bounds since the millennium dawned, and today’s homes are havens of IT sophistication compared to just sixteen years ago. It’s already possible to control room lights from overseas, cook dinner using magnetism and hide appliances away at the touch of a button. Given this breakneck pace, what will a typical home look like in the next decade?
Restoring or upgrading an old property can often raise an interesting dilemma about the optimal choice of windows. From restored sash-and-case units to cutting edge triple glazing, these considerations can help you to make the right decision…
Choosing a new bathroom can be a daunting process. Apart from maximising available floor space and identifying essential requirements like non-slip shower trays or grab handles, there are numerous decisions to make about heating and plumbing. Then there’s the huge variety of finishes – tiles or vinyl underfoot, chrome or brass taps, radiator designs and so forth – not to mention the choice of suite… Selecting a suite should represent the starting point for all
In the three months since the EU Referendum, the property market in west central Scotland has remained stable despite the uncertainty, according to the latest house price report from GSPC which analyses property market data over the last three months. The average selling price of properties sold across west central Scotland through GSPC between July and September 2016 has risen by 2.0% compared with the same three-month period last year, while average selling prices
Nestled on the eastern bank of the River Clyde as it meanders towards South Lanarkshire’s chocolate-box Clyde Valley, Bothwell and Uddingston are often referred to as a single entity. These compact towns in the wealthy Glasgow commuter belt stand just outside the city’s boundaries, with extensive red sandstone architecture and swathes of landscaping contributing to their distinctive appearance. Bothwell and Uddingston jointly offer an extensive roster of amenities. Doctors, dentists, cafés and confectioners are liberally
We are very pleased to announce that we have officially launched our new branding and website for GSPC.
As well as the new website, the logo will be incorporated into a refresh for the GSPC property guide, which is circulated to 550 outlets in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, and will also feature in a new advertising campaign due to launch in 2017.
One of the challenges for first time buyers is saving up for a deposit for their first home. But there are now a number of mortgage lenders offering 100% loan-to-value products to first time buyers that do not have the funds to lay down a deposit. Since the risk for banks is higher on a 100% mortgage, they are subject to more stringent lending criteria than other mortgages and some lenders require that a guarantor
When applying for a mortgage or any credit, lenders will take in to account an applicant’s credit score. So what is a credit score? This is a way of assessing how good a potential risk you are to lend to and can vary from lender to lender. Virtually all lenders will take into account your credit file which in the United Kingdom is generally held by either Experian or Equifax, the two main credit checking companies.
Maybe you’re buying your first home or perhaps you’re moving up the ladder? Either way, it’s a huge task, often with a major financial commitment. At GSPC we are here to help you make the right decisions.
An open plan kitchen, dining and living room can really bring a house into the 21st century but there are important technical and aesthetic considerations.