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…)
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A Guide to 2016’s Interior Design TrendsApril 30, 2016
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…)
Glasgow – Where Buying Beats RentingApril 29, 2016
If you are trying to chose between buying or renting a home, according to an article on STV‘s website, Glasgow is the UK’s top city where buying beats renting. Buying a home is more cost-effective than renting in nearly half of all UK cities, with Glasgow, Coventry and Birmingham coming up top and Cambridge, London and Brighton being the most cost-effective for renting. (more…)
Moving or Improving?!April 19, 2016
It’s safe to say that at some point or another, most homeowners have debated whether to move house or stay put and modernise.
Whilst the housing market crash in 2008 may seem like a distant memory, it still leaves many doubting the strength of the property market, and so the debate on moving or improving rumbles on. (more…)
Buying Your Home with Your Head or Heart?April 15, 2016
It’s an age old question, and one that crosses many of our lips when it comes to buying a home. Should you buy with your head or with your heart? With some advising to think of it as purely an investment, and others arguing that our emotions should be considered, Clyde Property weighs in on the age old debate. (more…)
How to Minimise Stress When Selling Your HomeApril 8, 2016
It is often said that moving house is one of the most stressful times in a lifetime – one of those major milestones with incredible, long term impact. At Clyde Property we have gathered over 25 years of experience and insight into what are homeowners biggest fears when moving home – with money, anxiety and time constraints all topping the list. (more…)
Top 2016 Gadgets for the HomeMarch 30, 2016
By 2016, many films would have us believe that we’d have robots that did the washing, cooked our meals and tidied our bedrooms. The reality is somewhat different. However, whilst we still do the main bulk of our chores ourselves, technology is advancing and now there are more machines than ever to make running your home that little bit easier. We’ve taken a look at some of the must have home gadgets of 2016 and picked our top five favourites (plus an extra bonus one). (more…)
Budget 2016 Highlights for the Property MarketMarch 17, 2016
The Chancellor has presented his 2016 Budget to Parliament yesterday and we made a quick round up of what we consider highlights for your personal finances and the property market.
First and foremost, this budget projects to help the UK economy work on surplus by 2019-2020, in spite of the chancellor being forced to revise down his growth forecasts and admit he had missed key targets in his Budget, like debt falling as a proportion of national income and his self-imposed cap on welfare spending. (more…)
Time to move for Lanarkshire’s Best SchoolsFebruary 23, 2016
If you have a young family and are thinking of buying a new home, the location can suddenly be very important when it comes to the school catchment area. It is soon to be more important than ever if you want to get your children into some of Lanarkshire’s best schools as the council warns of placement requests being rejected. (more…)
Protecting Your Money with Tenancy Deposit ScotlandFebruary 4, 2016
If you’ve ever rented a property, then chances are you will have experienced deposit disputes. According to research by the Centre for Economics and Business, it’s estimated that more than £500 million pounds of tenants money could be at risk due to one in six landlords not adhering to the law by not placing deposits through the Tenancy Deposit Scotland scheme, as reported by The Times. (more…)
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