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Over the years, the property market has never exclusively better served either buyers or sellers, but instead changed between the two, depending on the general financial backdrop of the time. And so, in 2016, we appear to be in sellers’ market. With mortgages being still fairly affordable – we chat here about how Glasgow is still a city where buying makes more sense than renting –  and demand outstripping supply – sellers have a fair advantage lately. (more…)

top tips moving house

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful tasks most of us will undertake in our lives, and yet it simply doesn’t have to be this way. Firstly, because with an reliable estate agent by your side, a home sale or a home buy can be less overwhelming. Secondly because whilst packing up your entire home can seem a daunting prospect, with proper planning and organisation, it can be a much more manageable task.

These top 10 Clyde Property packing tips will help you make moving house as stress free as possible. (more…)

Clyde_Rent Prices

Now that a couple of months have passed since the government’s new 3% tax levy was imposed on buy-to-let properties, a report has revealed worrying figures about potential rent increases in the near future. (more…)

With the EU Referendum now less than a month away, the ‘Brexit’ uncertainty doesn’t seem to have caused any waves within the local housing market, as we have seen unprecedented growth – which is a theme us Scots are now pretty used to. (more…)

When it comes to choosing an Estate Agent in today’s competitive market, some might argue that specialised agents are the safest bet. And whilst specialised agents, such as letting only may seem like the way to go – we here at Clyde Property believe that an Estate Agent that specialises in both sales and letting – such as ourselves – are far better positioned to help you with anything from renting a property to selling one. Below we’ve listed our top highlights why we believe that an Estate Agent who deals with both sales and letting can deliver more value to you than those who specialise in just one. (more…)

future of home buying

As technology continues to evolve and weave further into our everyday lives, a new report has suggested that by 2025, the home buying experience will be made unrecognisable by the use of high tech such as virtual reality and drone footage to view properties and ‘big data’ marketing to target potential buyers. (more…)

According to a recent Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) survey, house prices in Scotland are expected to rise over the next few months and 36% of surveyors questioned predicted that there would be an increase in Scottish property sales over the next quarter. In addition, more surveyors said that they expected prices to rise over the next three months. (more…)

At Clyde Property, we understand that when it comes to selling your home, you want to achieve the best possible price with the minimum of fuss.

With an increase in the number of online estate agents and their perceived low fixed fees, they may look like a viable choice. However, sellers should be aware that whilst it may seem a better deal on the face of it, there are several pitfalls with online estate agents that can result in a poorer, less personal and effective service. This ultimately may affect the sale price you achieve on your home, negating any saving that could have been in the first place.

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buying your home

For many of us, it’s one of our main aspirations – to own our own home. And so, naturally, we do all we can to prepare, plan and organise ourselves so that when we buy a house it has been a good, financially wise move. Yet worrying insights into the decision of buying a home from charity Shelter reveal that despite good intentions, with housing stock in limited supply, we’re making increasingly rash decisions. (more…)

2016's interior design trends

As modern life is so busy and stressful, our homes have become our islands of tranquility and comfort. Centred around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior design trends reflect our need to switch off and detox. Also, a need to go back to authentic, natural and sustainable ways of life can be seen in recent years and that trend seems to be growing. (more…)

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