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Scotland has a long history of exemplary architecture and design, with plenty of historic and more modern examples, famous sites as well as hidden gems. Whether it’s transforming an old historic building into apartments or a disused space into an eco-family home, a bit of imagination and skill can create a beautiful place to live. Conversion projects are not without challenges, there are often planning restrictions to follow and it is important to factor in the history of an old property or be mindful and considerate to the surrounding landscape of somewhere more rural. As the following 5 conversions in Scotland show, clever design and a thoughtful, planned out approach can have stunning results. (more…)

Edinburgh is an iconic city with tourists coming to visit from all corners of the world every year. It also currently offers one of the best money for value propositions across UK – with new research pointing that the average house price in Edinburgh is now less than half, or 42.7 per cent, of that in London according to The Telegraph.

But more than the view to beautiful buildings and world known sites, home owners in Edinburgh have front row seats to Fringe every year. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. (more…)

There comes a time when many parents succumb to the persistent pleading of ‘Mummy, Daddy, can we pleeeease get a dog/cat/rabbit/hamster, etc, etc!’ A pet can be a wonderful addition to any family, but deciding which pet is right for your family, your home and your lifestyle requires a lot of forethought and research. Impulse buying an animal could be a huge mistake and it’s important to remember that the pets that children most want won’t necessarily be the right match for your family. Here are a few pet pros and cons to keep in mind when choosing a new family pet. (more…)

As a landlord, we completely understand the importance of entrusting your property to the right agent.

That is why Clyde are completely committed to sourcing you the best tenant at the best possible rental price, maximising your return and ensuring your property holds or increases in value while under our management care. Quite simply, our “hands-on”, personal approach, 7-days-a-week, coupled with unique-service innovation, enable us to deliver the most comprehensive letting service available, of any agent today. (more…)

As people are coming to terms with the result of the Referendum and adjusting to a new reality of not being part of the EU, we are closely taking the pulse of the Scottish property market and we have some insights on current market trends to share with home owners and buyers who might be wondering what to do next. (more…)

green features that sell your house

In 2016, climate change remains a hot topic of debate, with lots people looking for ways to be more energy efficient in their day to day lives. Yet, whether or not it is becoming an influencer in terms of house values is still widely debated. So the question is: does it pay off to go green? (more…)

When it comes to buying a home, for most of us, it’s the biggest financial decision we’ll undertake in our lifetime. And so it’s more important than ever to make sure you ask the right questions to avoid buying into a problem property that could potentially drain your bank accounts with endless repair bills. We were discussing recently that some home buyers can decide to put an offer on a home in 10 seconds and although your instinct is very valuable, a little research goes a long way in preventing rash decisions. (more…)

All home owners have probably wondered at some point whether they should invest in extending their home or move to a bigger home. And while debating to move or improve – there is always the big question of which improvement would bring the biggest return should you decide to sell your home later on? We prepared a guide with insights into what to prioritise. (more…)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

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Ask any ‘millennial’ today about their thoughts on owning their own home, and you’ll most likely be greeted with a sigh or a defeatist look. Partly due to the ever growing property prices but also to the difficulties they face in securing the necessary deposit for a mortgage, many are left worrying if they’ll be able to afford their own home as prices rocket. (more…)

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