Meet The Team – Helen Hogg

I’m Helen and I’m a Property Partner here at Cairn. I spend my time in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, as a contact for our tenants, landlords, as well as adding investors. In addition I’m also responsible for reviewing properties, lease signings, property inspections, and fire training. It’s also part of my job to research the property market in Edinburgh and keep abreast of trends in the city etc. I love what I do. Working in the property industry’s interesting, exciting, and is constantly evolving. It’s due to these factors that I’ve been with Cairn for around nine months and have loved …

Local Agents, A Real Source Of Knowledge

At some point we’ve all tuned into Channel Four and watched Kirstie and Phil help find the dream home for those on the show. They stop at nothing to ensure they source a property that delivers the ‘wow’ factor to their clients. However to find that right home takes a certain amount of input from the client too. There are all sorts of factors that go into the buying decision when it comes to homes. These factors could be anything from budget to location, or the size of the home to the size of the garden. Without knowing information like …

Waiting List for New West End Student Flats Now Open

We’re delighted to inform you that the waiting list for new student accommodation in Glasgow’s west end, Hyndland House, is now open for next term (August 2014). We invite interested parties to contact us either by phone or email to arrange a date and time to view the show flat and ask us any questions they may have. The brand new development, in the heart of Glasgow’s west end, is conveniently located just a short walk from The University of Glasgow, and only two miles from Glasgow’s city centre. However the scheme’s also suitable for students studying at Glasgow Caledonian …

Cairn Recruiting Property Managers For Its Glasgow Office

We’re currently seeking two experienced Property Managers based at our Head Office, Gibson Street, Glasgow. Founded in 1999, Cairn is the vision of MD David Rowand – a company providing more for clients than merely Estate Agency or Property Management. Expert teams deliver a comprehensive property service which meets the investment goals of clients while maintaining respected standards in all properties. The keys to Cairn’s success is its people and its commitment to high quality and personal customer service. Responsive and productive. Cairn always aims to deliver against clients needs Ideal candidates must have minimum two years letting experience, and …

Boom & Bust

Back in 2007 Britain saw the beginning of what turned out to be the deepest recession since World War Two. Although its origins were in the U.S. The UK suffered greatly as a result of it, and at the heart of this recession, the housing market. But what caused the housing market to crash so drastically? A huge factor in the crash was mortgage lenders lending more than what house buyers could afford. Many believe it was part of a greed culture which saw a lot of us buy on finance when in reality we couldn’t afford them. Our eyes …

Meet The Team – Amanda Cairns

I’ve worked at Cairn for just under a year and half and hold the position of Maintenance Assistant. You’re probably sitting reading this wondering what a Maintenance Assistant does. In a nutshell. I spend my days dealing with maintenance issues in the properties that Cairn manages on behalf of landlords and tenants. These maintenance works can either be requested by tenants or ones that have been noted during our inspections. Though we do offer our services to the local community too. So if you’ve any work needing done to your flat, just give me a call! I’m often asked why …

Valentine’s Day Competition Terms & Conditions

To help you and your loved one have a special Valentine’s Day this year, we’re running a competition to win a meal for two plus a bottle of house wine at Glasgow’s Stravaigin restaurant. To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize, just head to our Facebook page where the competition is running. Once there, like our page and leave a comment telling us what your perfect date would be. Easy. Below, you will find the Terms & Conditions for this very special competition. This competition is open to all residents of the UK and Eire aged …

Hot Property – Oban Drive

At Cairn we pride ourselves on filling our books with some of Glasgow’s most beautiful and stylish properties. Until now we’ve never really shouted about these properties, but today that changes. Today is the first of a series of blog posts where we’ll feature some of our most breath-taking houses and flats that we have either to sell or let. To kick things off we’re going to start with a rental property situated in the heart of Glasgow’s west end. Located on Oban Drive, we’ve a stunningly presented two bedroom flat available to rent at a very competitive price. This …

Hitting The Ground Running For 2014

Hogmany’s a funny time year, it conjures up mixed emotions, those that look to the year ahead, and ones that make you reflect on the year that’s just passed. 2013 was a big year for Cairn. It was the year we really began to focus on the world of social media, using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In addition we also launched our shiny new blog. Since we introduced our blog we have written about different cities we operate in, about landlords and rental legislation, and even wrote a post about potholes, and they can could potentially affect …

Living In Dundee

At Cairn we know that the market is such just now that it would be madness to make a decision as big as buying or investing in a property without doing a little research first of all. Previously we’ve created blog posts about living in Glasgow and about living in Edinburgh. Although reading this post isn’t the only research you should do we believe it’s a great starting point and will also give a flavour of what it’s like to live in Dundee. Scotland’s city of discovery is an ever-evolving city. Often in the shadow of Scotland’s other cities, Edinburgh, …