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Burn’s Night suppers are atmospheric, cosy gatherings, so getting everyone around a big table, decorated with tartan, thistles and candlelight (and by an open fire if you have one!) is perfect for a celebration at home. (more…)

A recent survey by consumer magazine Which? found that 3 in 10 property sales in the UK fall through, so if your sale has fallen through, don’t worry – you are not alone. (more…)

A beautifully presented and handsome, ‘C’ listed, traditional semi detached villa situated within a convenient, residential locale in the shadow of Stirling Castle offering a versatile layout over two levels and presented to the market in true, move-in condition. (more…)

According to new research carried out by Hometrack, the property market analysts, Glasgow and Edinburgh currently have the fastest- rising house prices in the whole of the UK, indicating increased activity and interest for buyers and sellers in these local markets. (more…)

Home Interior Trends 2018

January 17, 2018

Looking to update your home interiors this year? Of course, personal taste prevails, but there are always new home-style trends that are worth considering, especially if you are updating your home in order to put it on the market this year or are simply interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest colours and styles.  Take inspiration from the following and you’ll be living in a beautiful, bang-on trend home in no time. (more…)

If you’ve been looking critically at your home over the Christmas break thinking some areas might need an update, then this is a must-read. Every year new interior trends emerge with colours coming in and out of fashion. Whether trendy colours preoccupy you or not, it is always good to keep an eye on trends as homeowners, since buyers will be swayed by something as inconsequential as bathroom colour (we all cringe now at the dreaded avocado bathroom). (more…)

We’ve had smart speakers for a few years now, with the latest versions helping to transform living spaces into voice powered, remotely controlled homes like something from the future!  Tech giant Google has made it clear that it sees AI, or Artificial Intelligence, as its top priority, investing in the algorithms and the hardware to make that happen. It looks like more and more people are buying into this technology for the home as it offers convenience, making our lives easier and more streamlined. Here’s a roundup of some of the essential AI smart tech homeowners should be considering investing in in 2018. (more…)

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…)

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