2014, Glasgow’s Year To Shine

It turns out that 2014’s a big year for Glasgow. Not only is there the Commonwealth Games being staged across the city, but Scotland’s largest city is also hosting the MTV Europe Music Awards, and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony. However, before all of that, this weekend, 60,000 Glaswegians will have the pleasure of attending a FREE three-day music festival, BBC Radio 1’s BIG Weekend. Anyone listening to Radio 1 won’t have been able to escape the hype surrounding the event as things get ramped up with the weekend now upon us. Over the three days …

Are You Partner Material? Talk To Cairn Property Partners

The property industry thrives on “people”, people with business acumen. Putting landlords with great tenants in the right property is the key to successful residential property investment. Cairn Property Partners is an expanding network of property consultants supported by centralised property management services. Customer service and building long-term relationships with clients by helping them achieve their investment goals are our hallmarks. Our website has more details of how Cairn Property Partners work and the specialist training we give. If you have the ability to make connections and the acumen to work in the property field, you could be an ideal …

Advice For Investors And Landlords

Despite both selling and letting properties, investment is very much at the core of Cairn’s business. We’re regularly approached by investors looking for us to help them source and let out a property on their behalf, especially for the HMO market. But we don’t just specialise in just sourcing and renting the properties out. We can develop, and manage them on behalf of our clients too. In fact, as we manage a wide range of properties, we’re always on the lookout for relevant information which may be beneficial for our investors and landlords, allowing us to offer up to date …

HMO Properties, An Investors Dream

For many students, at this time of year, as well as exams, thoughts turn to their housing situation for the following term. Many who choose not to stay in student halls find themselves on the hunt for an HMO (house of multiple occupancy) property where they can share the property and costs with other students. Currently there are simply not enough HMOs to meet demand. At Cairn, we’ve instances where we’ve had students waiting at the office door for opening to try and arrange accommodation for next term. For investors, HMOs are a great investment. You’re pretty much guaranteed tenants …

Meet The Team – Chris Tulloch

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m one of the valuers here at Cairn. As a valuer for the company I’m responsible for valuing properties for sale and rental, as well as meeting owners and landlords who wish to use Cairn to market their property for sale or rental. In addition I also Organise schedules by taking photographs, floor plans, room sizes and descriptions, then adding and updating these properties on our website, and others that we use. The wide range of duties I carry out on a daily basis is actually a large part of why I was attracted to working …

Demolishing The Red Road Flats, A Celebration Or An Insult?

At Cairn we like to keep our finger on the pulse of all that’s happening in the property industry, whether it be buying, letting, or investing. However we also keep a close eye on what’s going on close to home, and there’s one story in particular that’s really caught our eye in the last week. For over 50 years the Glasgow skyline has been dominated by what was once the highest living accommodation in Europe, the Red Road Flats. For years the flats in the east end of the city have been lying abandoned, derelict, and occupied by the likes …

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 …

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 …

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, …