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Appetite Growing in the Housing Market

A report has revealed that residential property sales were up 7.7% in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2012, a rise powered by sales to first-time buyers. Yet while this figure suggests an increase in consumer...
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Conflicting Opinions on Conflict of Interest

A consultation on introducing separate legal representation for borrowers and lenders in Scottish property transactions has revealed that 51 per cent of respondents are against the measure. Questions have been raised by The Council of Mortgage lenders about potential delays and extra...
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First-time buyers get helping hand from Scottish Government

First-time buyers on low incomes are set to get a helping hand from the Scottish government, under a new initiative. Around £62 million will be pumped into the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme which will allow people to pay a majority share...