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How to ask your parents those difficult financial questions

How to ask your parents those difficult financial questions Old age and death are still taboo subjects, but talking about financial arrangements with elderly parents now could avoid painful problems later on. Some families are lucky with parents happy to discuss their...

A view from afar

Edinburgh Property: what’s not to like? On a recent trip across the pond we were struck by a feature in a US lifestyle publication on the virtues of property in our – by US standards – quaint little town this side of...
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A shout out

A shout out – and a note of genuine reassurance – to long-suffering property owners Credit crunch, austerity, mortgage stringency, stamp duty, and now Brexit! Above the noise of non-stop media hype and speculation in recent weeks over the vote to leave...
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6 essential home improvements

Six Essential Home Improvements Before Selling your Home We all love those home improvement shows where someone buys a wreck of a house for next to nothing, makes some clever renovations and then sells it for a fortune. When it comes to...
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Keep calm...

Keep calm and carry on, says the Scotsman's Bill Jamieson Ride the choppy waves of politics at Westminster and Holyrood, but don't be dominated by it all. "What an unholy mess. We seem to be caught between the political equivalent of a...
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Brexit Reflection

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed" 1871 Descent of Man Charles Darwin On this most reflective of days, wondering what happened to our glorious nation overnight, the...
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North Berwick: Scotland's Seaside Property Hotspot

Fresh air, golf, breath-taking scenery, a laidback lifestyle close to Edinburgh - East Lothian is a beautiful part of the world and a highly desirable place to live. Recent house price data backs up this view. The Seaside Towns Review (based on...
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'Challenger Banks' Spicing Up Mortgage Market

As the summer finally comes around this year, the financial world is offering up some encouraging news stories. One reason to be optimistic is the strong performance of 'challenger banks', which shows the market is in good health. Sainsbury’s Bank, in its...
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100 % Mortgage - What's The Catch?

Barclays is to introduce the first 100% mortgage since the financial crisis. This is a big potential boost to the property prospects of first time buyers.
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Make The Most of The Demand and Sell Now!

We are experiencing record numbers of buyers registering their interest online.