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, …

Landlord Legislation

Thinking of becoming a landlord? It’s perhaps not as straight forward to you as first thought. Do you know just how much you’d be responsible for? Deciding whether or not to take the plunge into becoming a landlord isn’t a decision you should take lightly. With this in mind, we’ve created this blog post on legislation so you know exactly what’s expected of you. The Anti-Social Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 introduced the Landlord Registration Scheme and since 30 April 2005 most private landlords in Scotland have needed to be registered with the local authority in which the property they let …

Reasons to Invest with Cairn

Looking to invest in property north of the border? Did you know Cairn don’t just sell and let properties; we also develop and furnish them too?! As property investors ourselves, we understand the quality of work required hence we have a dedicated team of experienced tradesmen to deliver a full refurbishment or renovation to your specification. At Cairn, we’re able to help and assist you in a number of ways, such as with renovations and HMO conversions. We’re unparalleled in our ability to produce high quality development for HMO purposes. From site procurement, through planning, to final build our experienced …

Help to Buy Set to Help the Rental Market

With the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, many have thought the rental market would decline. Many have believed this idea, simply because, as more people receive help to purchase their own house, the amount of renters will fall. But a report by Property Wire thinks otherwise. Even though more are switching from renting, to ownership, the article claims that: “the UK’s private rented sector is expected to grow by a further one million households sending rents up by 21% over the next five years”. And the author of the article believes that this will have an effect on …

Beat The Winter Blues

Cairn Estate and Letting Agency

The days have begun to get shorter, the nights longer, leaves are falling off the trees, and there’s a distinct nip in the air; it can mean only one thing, winter is on its way. With autumn just begun, we thought this was a perfect time to give you some tips and pointers on how to make your home winter-proof. And with the official start to winter still weeks away, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare, and get your house ready for every eventuality the season can throw at you. One of the biggest concerns over the winter months …

The Help to Buy Scheme: The Ins and Outs

It’ll be something you’ve seen plastered all over the news, the new government ‘help to buy’ scheme (Scotland). But exactly, what is it, and how does it work? Since the collapse of the economy in 2007, the housing market has been a huge casualty, with the numbers of homes being sold falling drastically nationwide. This led to mortgage lenders ceasing to dish out 100% mortgages – which some believe were madness anyway. And the stagnation of the housing market hurt no one more so than first time buyers. Those already on the property ladder, had their current home as an …

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 …