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Frequently Used Legal Words and their Meanings

Here is a back-of-an-envelope guide to some of the more frequently used terminology in a solicitors office. A bequest is a gift that is made under a Will.  It can be anything from the gift of a small memento, or a specific object...
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10 Ways to Improve The Presentation of Your Property

When it comes to presenting your property for selling it is very important to keep your eye on the ball (see above). Here are some presentation tips:   1. Nothing improves the atmosphere of a home more than bright, light spaces - mirrors...
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The Name's Bond, Bonnington Bond

Attention architecture and history lovers: you might be interested to know that Blair Cadell have an office in a converted Sugar Bond on Breadalbane Street. It is a building with a rich history. Historic Scotland describes it as follows: 'This significant industrial...
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5 Budgeting Tips For Small Businesses

    Below are 5 top tips for keeping your small business afloat.   1.Simple: Stick to The Budget This is important for any business and it relies on good bookkeeping and constant self-monitoring. It is essential to track your budget against...
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5 Businesses to Start for under Five Hundred Pounds

Are you thinking about starting a business? If so, you're in good company. More than 500,000 businesses start every year in the UK. A smart way to get your feet wet as an entrepreneur is by starting a micro-business at home. Perhaps...
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We've all got Housing Bubble Hysteria says Think-Tank

The phrase 'housing bubble' has haunted the UK government's Help-to-Buy scheme almost since its inception. Yet this week one of the UK's leading economic forecasters has come out against the prevailing attitude, saying fears of a bubble are pure 'hysteria'. The EY...
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Edinburgh Home-Buying at Six Year High

The number of homes purchased during the third quarter in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife increased by 43.8 percent compared to last year, reaching its highest in six years, according to an ESPC report released this week. Activity and interest from prospective...
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Higgs Boson Effect on Buy to Let Market Explained

This week saw Peter Higgs and Francois Englert share the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on the theory of the Higgs Boson particle. In the 1960s they were among several physicists who proposed a mechanism to explain why the most...
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RBS Announce Mortgage Rates from 4.99%

    Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest have revealed new mortgage rates to be rolled out in conjunction with the UK government's Help-to-Buy scheme. RBS have announced two products, a two-year fixed rate product at 4.99% and a five-year fixed rate...
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Local Snippets

  Property Investors Drawn to Edinburgh Edinburgh's property market is proving more attractive to investors as Scottish house prices continue to rise. On average, rents rose by four per cent last year with some popular areas achieving double-digit increases. There has been...