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...

Some light may be appearing at the end of the housing market tunnel

The Building Societies Association's March Property Tracker reveals that access to mortgage finance as a barrier to property purchase has dropped to its lowest level since the survey began at the height of the credit crunch in June 2008. (42% in March...