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There’s no doubt about it, buying your first home is one of the most exciting – and daunting things you can do. And as a first-time buyer, there’s no two ways around it – you need a (often sizeable) deposit. But with wages stagnating and inflation failing to fall, the rising cost of living is making it more challenging for many to save money. (more…)

With Brexit ongoing throughout last year, many commentators feared that the property market would be negatively affected by the uncertainty generated. But, as was the case at Clyde Property, the property market remained stable throughout 2016, quashing any fears of a sales slowdown. And now a report carried out by the Registers of Scotland has revealed some interesting figures from Scotland’s property market last year. (more…)

You pay capital gains tax on property when you sell a second home, buy-to-let properties, business premises, land or inherited property. There are separate rules if you sell your home or you live abroad. (more…)

More and more people are taking advantage of current market conditions and buying a new home due to unprecedented mortgage approval rates. Low interest rates, increases in lending and small deposit mortgages have all played a role in creating the perfect scenario for both buyers and sellers, as we recently reported here. However, a good credit score is still essential to securing a mortgage, that is why we have put together a quick guide to explain how to manage your credit rating. (more…)

The old adage ‘location, location, location’ often rings true for homeowners when it comes to moving house. Understandably, it’s a huge factor when it comes to almost any house search. But typically, people prioritise other things too – from looking for a Victorian terrace with that perfect original fireplace, to a new build flat with a stunning open plan kitchen – it’s these differences that bring such variety to the housing market. And just like the differences in taste, so too are there differences in the amenities that people typically look for/ prioritise when they are buying a house. (more…)

Few things are more burdensome than recycling when you live in a small apartment or you don’t have a large garage where you can store away these unsightly waste items until bin collection day (which never seems to happen when it should). If you’re keen to help the environment without turning your house into a bit of a tip, we’ve got some great compact and stylish recycling solutions to make your home life easier and clutter free. (more…)

Easter in Scotland

April 7, 2017

Lighter nights, beautiful spring blooms and brightly wrapped chocolate eggs; what’s not to love about Easter In Scotland? This is the time of year we shake off the gloom and murk of the long, wet Scottish winter, and emerge swan like into the new season. It’s time for families, friends and getting outdoors; and now the clocks have gone forward, there’s an extra hour of daylight to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer. (more…)

If you’ve just kitted out your home in copper hexagonals and rose gold pineapples – which could be seen on any self respecting interior design Instagram feed in 2016, you may like to stop reading now. Well, on second thought, keep reading: the key luxury home trends for 2017 are as follows… (more…)

While nowadays we celebrate ‘Mother’s Day’ once a year, festivities around motherhood trace all the way back to ancient Rome and Greece. The date of Mother’s Day changes annually because it is linked to Easter and, thus, the lunar calendar. It always falls on the third Sunday before Easter, which is usually at the end of March or early April. This year, the holiday will be celebrated across UK on Sunday 26th March. (more…)

The impact that our environments have on our mental and physical wellbeing has long been documented and is something we can all relate to in varying degrees. Given that we spend around 85% of our time indoors, it’s no surprise that a poorly designed environment can cause stress, drain us of energy, and hinder our natural regenerative abilities. To tackle this problem, you need to take a holistic approach to your interior design and make your home a lived experience. (more…)

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