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When selling your home, estate agency fees can vary considerably. So, too, can the quality of service you receive, which is reflected in viewing numbers and the speed and value of the sale. Traditionally, estate agency fees were always based on a percentage of the final sale price. In recent years, however, a number of agents have started offering fixed fees instead. This is particularly common with online and hybrid estate agencies. (more…)

As Scotland’s leading estate and letting agency, our website receives thousands of visitors each day. In fact, 96% of all property enquiries happen online, demonstrating the significant shift in the way people search for property and buy and sell their homes. At Clyde Property, we make every effort to utilise the very best technology and innovative marketing strategies, including drone footage, virtual reality, and big data. (more…)

The Scottish Government has announced an updated scheme that will allow private landlords to apply for up to a £32,500 interest-free loan to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to the National Landlords Association. (more…)

The humble “For Sale” board has been around for quite some time and it has more than proven its worth in past years. But in this day of modern online communications some are left wondering if the “For Sale” board is still relevant.  (more…)

Recently the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, threw a curve ball when she called a snap General Election, to be held in less than six weeks’ time, on June 8. And after the various changes that the property market has faced of late – from the EU referendum to the introduction of the new buy-to-let tax – what does a potential change in leadership spell for the market going forward? (more…)

Moving home can be daunting, and it can feel like even more of an upheaval when moving to a new area that is completely unfamiliar to you. It’s such a big change, but it’s also incredibly exciting and full of opportunities to discover new places and meet new people. The key to making the move as smooth and stress-free as possible is preparation. (more…)

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…)

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