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The number of mortgages approved for house buying slumped to its lowest level in 19 months in August, according to figures released from the British Banks Association (BBA). The BBA data revealed a drop of more than 20% in house purchases compared to last year, which is said to be a sign that the housing market is experiencing a slowdown. (more…)

One of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders has suggested that stamp duty should be paid by sellers, rather than buyers, to ease the burden on those trying to get onto the property ladder according to Estate Agents Today.

The call on the Government was made by Yorkshire Building Society, who reckons that the switch in property taxing rules could save first time buyers up to £3,791 a year – and up to £13,171 in London. (more…)

Weighing up buying or owning It’s an age old question, are you better off buying or renting? For many, it can be a major ambition to become a homeowner. Yet while it’s often assumed that owning your own home is the best position to be in, there are two sides to every story, and renting also has its benefits. (more…)

We have invited Onesurvey, an independent organisation that brings together highly qualified surveyors and leading edge technology to offer their expert opinion and they responded with the 5 most common myths about Home Reports:

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Have you ever considered buying a holiday home or even moving residence permanently in sunny Spain? We have a brand new service that can not only help you find your dream home overseas  but also help you deal safely with the whole process of choosing a home and the property transaction itself. Buying a home in a different country, with different customs, legal process and language is now a lot easier with Clyde Property Overseas.

Why don’t you drop in on our Overseas Open Days on 1 and 2 October 2016 between 10am – 3pm at Clyde Property on 8 Busby Road, Clarkston. You will meet our team of Overseas experts and ask them questions about legalities and practicalities of purchasing and owning a house in Spain in a relaxed, informal environment, over a cup of tea. (more…)

What makes a house a home?

September 14, 2016

Christmases and birthdays, dinner parties, celebrating a promotion with a glass of fizz; many of our significant memories are centred around our homes. The traditions you have with family and friends help to create special moments, with your home at the heart of them. Think Saturday brunches, Sunday games nights and summer BBQs, or just a snuggle on the sofa while watching TV, tucking your child to bed at night or playing water fights in the garden when the sun is shining.  (more…)

For many people, it’s a lifelong ambition to, some day, become a homeowner. But as many get comfortable living in the area where they rent, the thought of moving further afield in order to buy a home can appear to be a daunting prospect. And yet, according to a recent poll of private renters, half of tenants across the UK would consider a move to the country in order to buy their own house. (more…)

In need of more space but feel settled in your local area, love your home and can’t bare the thought of another house move? When was the last time you had a good look in your loft? Many properties offer the potential option of a loft conversion and these spaces are particularly good for extra sleeping, play or study areas. We hope this loft conversion guide is a helpful starting point for those taking on a new project – good luck! (more…)

estate agents fees

Many of you who are on the verge of selling your home wonder if in today’s world it would not be cheaper and at least as straightforward to sell it yourself or via an online agent. This is why we have created a list of what we deliver each and every client we sell a home for – to explain just how hard we work for our fees. (more…)

Over the past few years, technology and the trend towards ‘the internet of things’ has disrupted the music industry via services such as Spotify, transport with services such as Uber, and now this trend is coming into our homes with smart technologies on the rise. (more…)

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