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The Time is Right for Entrepreneurs

Earlier this December George Osborne's Autumn statement painted a brighter economic picture for the UK than we have been accustomed to over the last few years. Britain's economy is set to grow by 2.4% in 2014 - with a potential budget surplus...
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We Can Help Make Your Business Ideas a Reality

We have been looking after the interests of our clients' diverse business interests over many years. Whether you are starting up a new business venture, looking at buying premises, taking on a commercial lease or developing a new business strategy we will...
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Difficulties in the Rental Market

Edinburgh has a thriving private rental market - with many people choosing to live in the city on a short-term lease for years at a time. But the cost of renting here has reached a new high, as the price for a...
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Increase Space to Increase Value

   &ltlt;/p>   Adding some value to your property can be as easy as giving the place a lick of paint or replacing a tired rug - even the simple act of tidying can improve the old feng shui and give your...
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Consider the Windowbox

(photo:Lee Firth/FlickrCC) While Edinburgh city centre is pretty bucolic as far as city centres go, it doesn't have a great deal of residential properties with a garden. This is of course why many new families look to move out of the centre...
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5 Flowers That Will Sell Your House

Winter is certainly upon us now in Edinburgh and what better way to forget about that than looking at some lovely summery pictures of flowers. Below is a selection of flowers that could help you sell your home - or at least...
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Edinburgh Christmas Lights

  Calling all photographers! Send in your best pictures of Edinburgh properties over Christmas and we will publish them on our facebook page. Entries should be emailed to alasdair.peoples@blaircadell.com.   (image:hapticflapjack/FlickrCC) (image:photojenni/FlickrCC) (image:photojenni/FlickrCC) As property experts Blair Cadell are in the best...
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Where Exactly do People Turn for Business Advice?

(image:laughlin/FlickrCC) A recent survey by a leading financial services provider came up with the interesting finding that many small business owners would first turn to friends and family for business advice, rather than seeking professional guidance. The survey claimed that 23% of...
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Stocking Filler Selling Tips

(image:LizMarie_AK/FlickrCC) 1. Target Market and Timing The first step to selling your property quickly and painlessly is to consider your target market. Who do you think might buy your property? Then try to tailor your space to appeal to the main group...
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Mortgage Lending Reaches Five Year High

Scotland is experiencing a five year high in lending for home-buying, a new report suggests. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, overall home-owner lending for house purchase has increased by 23 per cent year-on year since 2008. Iain Malloch, chair of...