Top Ten Tips To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

courtesy of Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingscotland.co.uk/scotland 1. Turn your thermostat down.  Reducing your room temperature by 1 degree C could cut your heating bills by up to 10% and typically saves around £50 per year.  If you have a programmer, set your...

First Time Buyer Event – 9th May 2013 – Register Now!

Thinking of buying your first home? We would like to help!  Why not come along to our free event on 9th May at our Shandon office and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process Advice will...

Mind your EPC's

Robin Davie, Blair Cadell Property Manager, summarises the recent changes made to the Energy Performance Certificate Regulations EPC's were introduced under European legislation in January 2009 requiring homeowners (as well as businesses) marketing property for sale or lease to make an certificate...

The average home will cost £267,000 by 2018

Next year, house prices are estimated to be 2.3% higher than in 2007 Reports from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) suggest that a typical house in the UK will cost £227,000 in 2014, beating the 2007 peak for the...

Commercial property markets "positive" in Scotland

The commercial property markets in Edinburgh and Scotland are performing well, according to recent research from Deloitte Real Estate The report found that the two cities in Scotland could outperform the UK as a whole, with a notable increase in the take-up...

A kick start Budget for homebuyers

The plans outlined in this week's Budget to boot up the property market will be a major help for homebuyers, says Robin Davie, Property Manager at Blair Cadell. Further measures to kick start the mortgage and housing market through the 'Help to...

Paying for Care in Scotland

Blair Cadell offer some tips and advice on this increasingly important topic Domiciliary Care (care at home) If you are over 65, living in Scotland and have been assessed by the Social Work Service department of your Local Authority as needing care...

£70 million boost to small business lending

News from the Department of Business & Innovation Small and medium-sized businesses are set to receive a £70 million lending boost following government action Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are set to receive a £70 million lending boost following government action to...

Budget 2013 – help for the housing market?

In a fast-paced budget speech today the allocation of time to 'housing' was similar to the allocation of funds. Fair enough, as The Chancellor had a lack of funds to play with, but at least there are some property morsels to ponder...

Neighbours can add £19,400 to value of property

Churchill Home Insurance reveals that 88% of estate agents think that a well maintained home next door will increase the sale value of a property. Estate agents estimate that well maintained and attractive homes surrounding a property have the potential to increase...