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It’s fair to say that 2016 has been a tumultuous year for several sectors, not least the property market. While lettings have continued to move from strength to strength, with many of our offices demonstrating significant growth in terms of properties to let compared to 2015 (which you can read here), can the same success be said for the sales side of the market? Well, in many ways, the answer is yes. (more…)

2016 has been an excellent year for the Scottish property market. The decision to leave the EU has had no lasting impact on buyer confidence, with activity and property values returning to pre-Brexit levels and continuing to rise. At Clyde Property, we’ve enjoyed great success across all 11 branches, including our brand new Edinburgh location in Morningside. With too many fabulous properties to mention, here is the roundup of just some of the most impressive homes we have sold in 2016. (more…)

Make good on your best intentions at the start of the year and get round to those home improvement projects in 2017. Not only will it make your house a happier and more comfortable place to be (in the long term!) but with the right planning, improvement projects can add value to your property too. (more…)

We can’t quite believe it’s that time of year once again. 2016 has just flown by, but what a jam-packed and eventful year it has been. We hope you are spending a blissful time together with all your family and friends! Here is a quick reminder of our opening times during the holidays, should you need to get in touch: (more…)

Iconic walks in scotland

We’re really spoiled for choice in Scotland when it comes to walking and hiking. There’s something for absolutely everyone of all fitness levels and abilities. The festive holidays present the perfect opportunity for a relaxing walk on a crisp winter’s day – and we’ll no doubt all be in need of some exercise to counter the effects of our over-indulgence over the next few weeks. So here are 3 of our favourite walks in central Scotland that you can enjoy with friends or family.  (more…)

We’ve reached that time of year again when it’s nigh impossible to avoid tinsel, Brussels sprouts and Maria Carey’s 1994 chart topper ‘All I want for Christmas Is You’. Historically, however, December was a relatively quiet affair in Scotland until the 20th century. In fact, Christmas wasn’t recognised as a public holiday until 1958.

This goes some way to explaining our incredible enthusiasm for Hogmanay, which was traditionally the designated eve for Scots to gather for an annual celebration with friends and family. As we near the end of 2016, we thought we’d take a look at some of the popular traditions and celebrations happening across Scotland this month. (more…)

As we move into December, we have taken a look at how our lettings have performed across our various offices in the third quarter of 2016, as well as collating the latest views of our Clyde Property agents on the Scottish property market.

The general consensus across the board – from Ayr to Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Glasgow – is that the lettings market demonstrated continued strength and growth when compared to the same period in 2015. (more…)

It would be fair to say that the Scottish property market has been truly tested in 2016. From tax changes and continued austerity measures, to a weaker pound and the looming uncertainty of Brexit, there are many issues that could have resulted in disappointing figures this year. And yet, the market has proven to be surprisingly resilient. Here, we take a look at some of the top events that impacted the property market in 2016 and consider the current state of affairs as we near the end of the year. (more…)

You might assume that December and the chaos of Christmas makes for a terrible time to put your house on the market. It is an expensive time of year and with everyone present shopping, heading on work Christmas dos and prepping for the big day, who has the time to think about buying property? (more…)

Gary Robertson Area Director Clyde Property Perth

Gary Robertson
Area Director
Clyde Property Perth

When dealing with an estate agent, paying any kind of fee should mean you’ve successfully sold your home. When it comes to online or low-cost hybrid agents, however, this is not the case.

With online agents, a fixed fee is typically paid up front and in full before your property hits the market – and regardless of whether a sale is achieved. In such instances, it could be argued that there is less motivation and incentive to go “all out” for the client. Securing the best possible price and terms for the seller has no impact on the agent because the fee has already been paid.  (more…)

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