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Scotland will introduce a Land and Building Transaction Tax relief for first time buyers starting June 2018. The move mirrors the stamp duty relief in England and Wales, announced in the Autumn Budget by UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond. (more…)

When the excitement and demands of the busy festive period have passed, many of us are inspired to start thinking about ways to improve our lives. For homeowners, that inspiration is often focussed on finding a bigger or better property—and the new year is a great time to get the ball rolling if you are considering selling your first home in 2018. The Scottish property market remains strong and prosperous, and recently increased interest rates have led to a number of lenders offering attractive remortgage deals for existing homeowners. (more…)

If you have plans to get your house on the market in 2018, it may well pay off to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. Those who can find the time amongst the Christmas prep to think about selling their home could find they are ahead of the game for the New Year, particularly when it comes to searching for property online.  (more…)

Oh the dark nights (and dark days, in Scotland, more often than not!) during winter. Many of us leave the house for work whilst it’s still dark and get back home after the sun has gone down too. It can all become a bit miserable! With more time spent indoors overall, it’s therefore important to make our interiors as cheerful, cosy and comfortable as possible. Here are a few things to try to bring more light and colour into your home in the darkest days of winter. (more…)

Spending some time decorating your home can be a great way to get that festive feeling. Put your favourite Christmas songs on the stereo, look out those boxes of decorations and get creative this year! In need of some inspiration? Here are our top Christmas décor tips. (more…)

If you’ve watched the news lately, or picked up a paper, chances are you’ll have come across the term ‘Bitcoin’. Even more specifically, a homeowner in south London, Peckham, put their house on the market earlier this year with an asking price of £1.65 million – OR offers in excess of 500 Bitcoin with more properties coming on the market globally with a price in Bitcoin. (more…)

While we look back at 2017 we can all agree it has been an unprecedented year in terms of general context. The Scottish property market, however, has proven to be more resilient than ever, continually demonstrating positive signs of growth.

In this post, Clyde Property takes a look back at our top stories of 2017, as well as some recent developments within the Scottish property sector. (more…)

The remortgage market in the UK has grown considerably over that past few years. This time last year, in fact, a record number of UK homeowners took advantage of low interest rates and rising property values by releasing housing equity through remortgages. Driven by the desire to make home improvements and extensions, rather than moving, many homeowners found themselves in a position to borrow additional money without paying more, simply by switching to a new mortgage deal. Win-win. (more…)

Most of us could do without all the stress that comes along with Christmas, but enjoy the big day when it comes around. But what if Christmas really isn’t cutting it this year? It can be hard to get away from the relentless carols, Christmas adverts and all the shopping chaos! Perhaps circumstances mean you can’t be with family or friends either. Here are a few tips and things to enjoy if you hate Christmas or just can’t face it this year! (more…)

Love the Home You Are In

December 12, 2017

Home is where the heart is, as they say. It’s the bricks, mortar, and neighbourhood where you spend a great amount of time with friends and family – relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work, experiencing everyday events, and celebrating the holidays. It is the place where you can enjoy the small things in life, no matter the size of your home or the stuff you have. When life is hectic, however, it’s easy to lose sight of what home really means, so here are some simple ways to love the home you are in, even if it’s just for the time-being until you find your ideal forever home.

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