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Congratulations, you have decided to put your home on the market and make a move on the property ladder. It is an exciting time, one full of opportunities and challenges. Probably one of the biggest worries as a homeowner is your home selling for less than you think it was worth. This is how you can make sure you achieve the best possible price for your home: (more…)

Investing in a buy-to-let property can be a great way to earn some extra income but it’s usually not as straight forward as securing a buy-to-let mortgage and getting tenants in to cover repayments (with hopefully extra on top of that for you too). There are various costs that are easily incurred in managing a rented property, year upon year. Before any significant property investment is made, it’s good to go in with your eyes wide open and after doing the maths, helping to ensure you’ll still be in profit. Here’s a list of the most likely costs that can be incurred as a landlord. (more…)

The thought of reducing energy consumption in the home usually conjures up images of dark, cold rooms, filled with miserable inhabitants having to wear several wooly jumpers just to keep warm. That’s the scenario we want to avoid! But is it possible to reduce household energy bills and be more environmentally friendly without sacrificing home comforts? Thankfully, yes. Here are some simple ways to achieve this whilst remaining in the 21st century… (more…)

Thankfully, we don’t see too much in the way of extreme weather in the UK, however, storm damage does cost UK homeowners thousands of pounds each year. Following Storm Aileen last week and the fact we are heading into autumn/winter, when we all know the weather can make a turn for the worse, it makes sense to be as prepared as possible. When it comes to storm-proofing your home, here are a few tips to help protect your property and keep it secure in the face of bad weather. (more…)

Scotland’s property market has remained resilient and in growth over the past three months, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Its July 2017 RICS Residential Market Survey revealed that, while areas including London and South East England pulled down the UK’s average price growth, Scotland as a region has continued to perform strongly. (more…)

When it comes to selling your home, there are certain things you look for your estate agent to do. From getting an accurate valuation, creating an attractive listing for your property with high-quality photographs and, in the case of Clyde Property, an HD video, carrying out a multi-platform marketing strategy and attracting the right viewers, there are many aspects to a home sale.

But at Clyde Property we take great pride in arguing that our work does not stop at getting people through the door and agreeing on the first offer made. On the contrary, the really hard work starts when trying to sell that home for the maximum value that is fair to all those involved. (more…)

This autumn sees a large number of homeowners see their mortgages mature, providing the chance to reduce monthly mortgage payments by a huge £125 – with those with bigger loans saving even more. People who took out their mortgage loans after 2012 will now have the chance to renew their two and five year fixed rate deals and, considering the house price growth coupled with their mortgage repayments to date, homeowners should have enough capital in their homes to qualify for lower interest rates. (more…)

A recent research study commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” has revealed the five best and worst places in the UK for women to live. This isn’t something many of us likely ponder very often, regardless of gender. Relatively speaking, we’re incredibly privileged here in the UK. Nevertheless, it’s a fascinating topic when you delve into it, as demographics and socio-economic issues impact highly on the value of property. (more…)

Whilst many people assume one season is the best time to sell their homes, there’s actually never a bad time to sell. But now that the summer holidays are over and the kids are back to school, you might be wondering – is it time to make a move? Does it make sense to do it now? Yes it is, and yes it does! (more…)

Confirming what we have long since known, recent research shows that property prices in Scotland are considerably higher around the best local authority schools. This means that anyone looking to buy a home in one of the most desirable catchment areas will likely pay a premium upwards of £80,000 above the average Scottish property price. This signifies a 58-68% price difference for properties around the country’s top 20 state secondary schools, and a 26% rise over the past four years alone. (more…)

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