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Scottish Property Market Upbeat

This week there has been much discussion in the press about the Scottish property market coming back to life. The journos in question must have been reading the Blair Cadell blog - which has been tracking positive trends in the market for...
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Competition Time: Win A New Tablet

Blair Cadell are a leading firm of Edinburgh solicitors, dealing in a wide range of property, business, tax and personal legal services. We base our reputation and success on "clients returning for advice and assistance they can rely on at an affordable...
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Burns Night On the Way

Edina! Scotia's darling seat! All hail thy palaces and tow'rs, Where once beneath a Monarch's feet, Sat Legislation's sov'reign pow'rs! From marking wildly-scatt'red flow'rs, As on the banks of Ayr I stray'd, And singing, lone, the ling'ring hours, I shelter in thy...
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5 Creative Ways to Save Up for a Deposit

Are you saving up to put down the deposit on a house? It can be difficult to keep track of your finances in this situation, especially when every penny counts. Here are a few creative tips to help keep you in the...
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The Will to Action

A Will is the best way of ensuring that those whom you want to inherit do inherit and that your Estate is dealt with in the cheapest and most efficient way possible. There are all sorts of things we need to do...
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Selling a House: Top 10 Things to Avoid

1. Failing to pull together all official documents before putting a property on the market. 2. Neglecting obvious things like keeping the house and garden tidy and the pets at bay. First impressions are important. 3. Leaving the property too personal for...
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Good Vibes about Edinburgh Trams

Bold new marketing initiative Our £776 million tram system is due to open in the next few months - five years after the launch date initially announced when funding was confirmed in 2003. But it seems the city is letting sleeping dogs...
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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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It Pays to Instruct a Solicitor Early in the Moving Process

Last week some interesting research came to light that suggested the majority of UK homeowners consult a solicitor too late in the moving process. An analysis of just over 1,000 completed conveyancing files by an English estate agent from 01 Jan to...
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Twenty's Plenty for Edinburgh

Edinburgh council have revealed that by April 2017 the city will see a 20mph speed limit imposed across residential streets, main shopping areas, the city centre, and roads that see high levels of pedestrian and cyclist activity. The changes will make Edinburgh...