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Worry over 'Generation of Lost Opportunities'

A new YouGov poll for the National Housing Federation shows that people are worried about the impact of rising house prices on the next generation. The survey shows that 69% of parents (in England) worry that their children will never be able...
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No sign of an 'Affordability Crunch' for Home Buyers

Last week a report by the Council of Scottish Mortgage Lenders revealed that Scottish home movers have increased the amount they borrow to buy a home by £8000 since the first quarter of this year. On average, first time buyers borrowed £5000...
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Why Use Our Services?

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 confident about their choices and are always looking...
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Need Advice on Elderly Care Arrangements?

According to a survey by Which? consumer magazine about arranging care for an older relative, 34% of those surveyed said they had spent too long exploring unsuitable options. Another 32% said they had wasted time looking at irrelevant information. Does this sound...
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ESPC House Price Report For July

Between May and July the number of homes sold across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife was 28% higher than during the same period last year. The number of homes coming onto the market also rose, with new instructions between May and July...
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New Business: Rope Grown Mussels Knot To Be Sniffed At

As well as being famous the world over, Scotland's food and drink industry is extremely important for the country's economy. From 2007 to 2012 food and drink exports went up from £3.7 billion to £5.4billion and in this year alone the figure...
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Young Buyers in the UK Will Spend Less on Their Wedding as They Want to Buy a Home

Over a quarter of young British people would prefer to buy a house if they were given £20,000, rather than put the cash towards their wedding, a new survey shows. On average, couples saving to buy their first home cut their wedding...
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Clipped Wings?

New research by Shelter has revealed that a quarter of all 20-34 year old working adults in England are living with their parents. That's 1.97 million people. The study showed that around half of these people are doing so because they can't...
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How To Seal The Deal on Your Dream Home

Get a Feel for the Local Market Not sure if the asking price for an Edinburgh property is fair? Contact Blair Cadell to get an accurate idea of the right deal with area and price comparisons. Our team is very experienced and...
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Steady Growth in the Scottish Property Market

The number of residential properties sold in Scotland has been growing steadily with sales up 22.4% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013. According to new figures from Registers of Scotland (the public body responsible...