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It has been recently reported that Second Steppers – that is, home owners who want to sell their first property in order to purchase a new, generally more spacious one – are finding it increasingly difficult to move up the ladder, causing them to have to stay put. This is due to the fact that that many homeowners find the gap between the value of their first home and the one to step up to – too big to bridge.  (more…)

If you are thinking of selling your home and would like to add some touches that will make your home stand out in front of buyers, we have a few designer approved tricks that will make your bedroom look expensive without actually breaking the bank. (more…)

From Brexit, to a possible second independence referendum, to the snap General Election which will take place on June 8 to name but a few, there has been plenty of political upheaval and uncertainty that’s threatened the stability of the property sector. And yet the Scottish rental market has remained remarkably resilient in the first quarter of 2017, with positive growth taking place across various regions of the country. (more…)

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…)

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