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House Prices in Scotland Fall

Average house prices in Scotland fell by 0.2% in August, the first fall in a year as over half the country saw declines, the latest index shows. On an annual basis prices increased by 5.7%, taking the average house price to £164,210,...
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Your Dream Home in Thirty Minutes

House hunters spend on average just twenty five minutes and thirty seconds looking over a property before deciding to buy it, a new poll by Barrat Homes has revealed. This is less time than it takes to watch an episode of Eastenders...
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Style Column

There are lots of places to go in Edinburgh if you are looking for something stylish to bring a tired room to life. These range from big department stores like John Lewis and Ikea to small independent shops where the goods on...
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Property News in Brief

-Last year saw the biggest rise in stamp duty for a generation, according to the Daily Telegraph. One source at HM Revenue & Customs described the "phenomenal" rise in stamp duty takings, which was put down largely to a recovery in the...
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Looking for an Edinburgh Solicitor? Choose Blair Cadell

We are an Edinburgh Firm that knows the local market: Blair Cadell are a long established Edinburgh solicitors firm, well-known and well respected in the local community. We understand our clients: Today's clients are always looking for opportunities when shopping for any...
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5 Tips For Energy Efficiency

Imagine a completely energy efficient home; the ideal home of the future, some would argue. The outer-shell of the building has a double-wall construction, three layers of insulation and an impermeable vapour barrier that resists moisture diffusion through the walls. Add in...
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5 Tips For Landlords

Property is a popular investment as it offers a chance of a decent return. Because after all, people will always need somewhere to live. Though it's not always plain sailing, for as we know house prices can fluctuate - as well as...
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House Prices Experiencing Steadier Growth

According to the latest Halifax House Price Index for August 2014, during the last three months (June-August 2014) house prices were 3.0% higher than in the previous three months. This represents a 9.7% rise in prices from the same three months a...
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Big Firm Service, Small Firm Cost

Selling your property? With Blair Cadell you get: A professional estate agency service. We have experienced sales negotiators and dedicated contacts who provide regular feedback. Your sale transaction looked after from start to finish. We are experts in conveyancing. First class marketing....
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Love Thy Neighbour

More than a quarter of UK homeowners have had their property damaged by a neighbour, reveals a new report by Direct Line. Unruly neighbours have in fact run up a collective repair bill of over £5 billion, with damage to shared walls...