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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 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 Energy Efficiency - The New Hot Topic

Energy Efficiency - The New Hot Topic

Posted on Monday 28th of January 2013

Energy efficiency is always something that's important to renters and buyers. But with new legislation coming into force, it's now more important than ever. From 9th January, properties advertised for sale or rent must display their energy-performance certificate (EPC) rating. Ranging from A (excellent) to the lowest grade of G, they show how energy efficient a property is. For those of us who are meticulous before visiting or investing in a property, this is a useful development as running...Read More