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Comment on New Year - New Home? New City?

New Year - New Home? New City?

Posted on Wednesday 19th of December 2012

After the hectic Christmas period has passed us by, the New Year will be upon us and many will be thinking about making a change. Even though times are still tough, for many people this will mean looking for a new place to live, whether it's a new flat, house or even a new city. So we thought we'd take a look at what Scotland has to offer: Edinburgh Scotland's capital is still one of the most desirable places to live for many people, despite the current economic situation. A fantastic...Read More

Comment on Home Owning Still Out of Reach

Home Owning Still Out of Reach

Posted on Monday 17th of December 2012

Following on from our blog post last week, this week has brought further news that there is little hope for those wishing to own their own home. As we know, the Chancellor's Autumn Statement brought no relief for what is now known as 'Generation Rent' - usually young people and families that can't afford to enter the housing market. Many people were hoping that this would be addressed in some way in an effort to kick start the economy, whether it was through a re-evaluation of council tax...Read More

Comment on No Sign of Housing Market Recovery

No Sign of Housing Market Recovery

Posted on Wednesday 5th of December 2012

A recent study has shown that the Scottish housing market is showing little sign of recovery, giving little hope to the government or economists. In the three months ending in October 2012, the average residential property price in Scotland fell 5.8% according to the latest index from Lloyds TSB. This means they are 90% of the peak of 2008, with no signs of prices or transactions increasing. Coupled with this, the Scottish House Price Monitor has shown that Scottish house prices have fallen...Read More

Comment on SafeDeposits - Our Members

SafeDeposits - Our Members

Posted on Monday 3rd of December 2012

Here at SafeDeposits Scotland we couldn't do what we do without our members. Each a respected professional body in their own right, they are supporting and working with us to promote an independent tenancy deposit protection scheme. Our members include: National Union of Students Scotland The representative body of 530,000 higher and further education students in Scotland, the NUS is a key voice and campaigner for students and is recognised by the Scottish Parliament. Their aim is to...Read More