Slight Increase in Second Stepping in Scotland

A recent review by Bank of Scotland Homeowners has revealed some pretty good news regarding the Scottish housing market. The review showed that affordability for ‘second steppers’ in Scotland has improved in the past year as a result of higher equity levels. According to an article in Property Reporter, “Housing affordability for Scotland’s second steppers – calculated as the average price of a typical second stepper home, 1 less their current equity position, 2 as a ratio of average earnings – stood at 3.9 times gross annual average earnings in June 2013.” “This measure of affordability has risen significantly over …

Interior Design from Cairn

As well as Letting, Development, Investment and Selling services, Cairn offers great interior design options! We offer a variety of unique, custom made-to-fit furnishings at a wide range of prices. Our interior design solutions ensure we can satisfy an array of different demographics, giving our customers the look and feel in their home which best suits and reflects them. Are you a landlord looking to let your property out to students? If so, we have perfect packages for you. Cairn are able to create a trendy, robust environment which reflects student life, but also acts as a comfortable space for …

Tips For Selling Your Property

A recent survey carried out by Move with Us has shown that 60% of buyers prefer home viewings without owner present. The company surveyed more than 100 independent estate agents from its Partner Network and asked them if potential buyers prefer it if the owner is present during the viewing, with 60% of agents answering ‘no’. But why is this? Do we perhaps feel uncomfortable ‘snooping’ about someone else’s house, critiquing it, when the owner is still under the same roof? Is it a case we are all maybe too polite to give an honest opinion on the property while …

Living in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, has a lot to offer it’s inhabitants. Drawing on it’s vast historical and cultural qualities, it has something for everyone. Since it’s inception, Cairn Estate and Letting Agency has operated in the capital. It’s a fantastic place to live, work, and raise a family. However, if you’re new to Scotland, or maybe don’t know much about Edinburgh, then we’re here to help. Hopefully, we’ve covered everything you need to know so you can make an informed decision about whether to live in Edinburgh or not. Still very much a traditional city, there are many modern buildings …

Living in Glasgow

Cairn operates in three of Scotland’s largest cities – Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee. We thought it would be a good idea to touch on each city in their very own blog post, giving you information about the city which we hope, if you’re looking to live in that city, will help you make an informed decision. We thought, with Glasgow 2014 just around the corner, that we’d concentrate on Glasgow for the first in this series of blog posts. Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has a lot to offer its inhabitants. Whether you’re a student studying in one of the city’s …

About Cairn

Cairn, one of Scotland’s largest estate agents was founded in 1999 by David Rowand. David, who’s worked in the property industry for over 20 years saw there was a gap in the market for a company that was much more than just an estate agent. Cairn isn’t just an estate agent. Cairn has much more to offer than your average estate agent. At Cairn, you can both buy a property and rent a property. Moreover, Cairn offers a service which will decorate your property for you, giving the fresh and homely feel. If you’re a landlord, we’ll manage your portfolio …

We’ve Gone Social

Welcome to our brand-new blog, where we will keep you updated with the latest news, events and competitions from the wonderful world of Cairn. For those who aren’t familiar with us, Cairn Estate and Letting Agency operate throughout Scotland. We offer a range of services in addition to our core sales and letting divisions. In addition, we offer portfolio management, property sourcing, interior design, and development. We also have a specialist off-market investment team, and are a HMO student accommodation provider. Founded by David Rowand in 1999 when, having been involved in property for more than 20 years, Cairn are …