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Gardyloo...

Only joking: Edinburgh's Streets Lovely and Clean Edinburgh's streets are becoming cleaner as the city sees a drop in dog-fouling and graffiti. Around 95% of streets in Edinburgh were found to have acceptable levels of litter - an increase from 89% in...
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Appetite Growing in the Housing Market

A report has revealed that residential property sales were up 7.7% in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2012, a rise powered by sales to first-time buyers. Yet while this figure suggests an increase in consumer...
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Conflicting Opinions on Conflict of Interest

A consultation on introducing separate legal representation for borrowers and lenders in Scottish property transactions has revealed that 51 per cent of respondents are against the measure. Questions have been raised by The Council of Mortgage lenders about potential delays and extra...
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First-time buyers get helping hand from Scottish Government

First-time buyers on low incomes are set to get a helping hand from the Scottish government, under a new initiative. Around £62 million will be pumped into the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme which will allow people to pay a majority share...

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Something strange is happening down at Waverley Station. ScotRail have announced that they will be running a late-night train from North Berwick to Edinburgh from the 5th to the 10th of August. The train will be leaving North Berwick just before midnight...
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Sold!: Government Guarantees Home Loans up to 600k

Help to Buy Help to Buy was launched by the government in April 2013 to support and drive purchases of New Build Homes. The main aim of it is to improve the access to and affordability of mortgages - specifically for those...
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Surfing the Silver Tsunami all the way to the bank

Investors are always looking for the next prevailing trend. One trend that does not look like it will be slowing down any time soon is the ageing of our population: the silver tsunami some have dubbed it. And many financial experts believe...
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Some Regal Advice: Baby Bedrooms

For those who need a recap: the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy weighing 8lbs 6oz on Monday at 16:24 BST. Shortly after that, the Duke of Cambridge said that he and his wife "could not be happier". The name...

The Value of your Home is Increasing

The price of UK property rose for the seventh consecutive monthly increase by 0.3 per cent in July, according to figures from a leading property organisation. The figures revealed that home sellers raised their asking price to an average £253,658. Predicted values...

Should we be thinking about our Digital Legacies?

Have you ever thought about your digital assets?  These are your online belongings and they could indeed be worth pondering over. The average person now has more than 10 online accounts, including social media, shopping and bank accounts - which can contain...