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A Complete Guide to Buy-to-Let Mortgages
If you want to become a landlord or develop a property portfolio, you’re likely to need a buy-to-let mortgage. These specialist mortgage deals are different to standard mortgages – and it’s important to understand the key differences. Here’s a useful guide to help you. Buy-to-Let Mortgages – What Are They? If you’re intending to buy […]
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Scottish Election Results – Policies Relating to Home-Buying
In the recent elections, the SNP won 63 seats, which wasn’t enough for a majority, but was still a significant victory for the party. The Conservatives came in second with 31 seats, with Labour trailing in third place with just 24 seats. Here’s more details about the SNP’s policies relating to home-buying, and how they’ll […]
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10 Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Deposit Back After Your Tenancy is Over
At the start of your tenancy, you’ll have been asked to leave a deposit with your landlord – who would then have put it within a Secure Tenancy Deposit Scheme as they are legally obliged to do (we use MyDepositScotland) – to cover any damage you cause during your stay. You’ve been careful throughout your […]
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Property Prices in Scotland are Falling – And Sales Remain High
In a significant contrast to the previous year, house prices in Scotland have fallen by 8.4%, to just £159,198. However, demand for Scottish properties hasn’t been this strong in many years. A total of 19,802 homes were sold from January to March – the most sales in these months since 2007-2008. Which Locations Are Performing […]
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The Holyrood Elections – And the Implications for Home-Buyers
For the first time, Scottish voters are faced with a tough decision regarding taxation in the forthcoming elections. If you’re not sure what the party policies are, here’s a quick guide to help. Holyrood Elections – Taxation Matters SNP. Despite originally stating that they would be introducing a 50p rate for those earning £150,000 per […]
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