Social Media in Business TOP TIPS

When used properly, social media can be a great tool to help your business reach potential customers and stay connected to current ones. Here are a few tips for start-ups looking to pursue a social media strategy.   Demonstrate what your company...

Entrepreneurs' Relief: What you need to know

Entrepreneurs' Relief is a capital gains tax relief available to those selling or giving away their business. Here are some tips to help you get to grips with this key business relief Entrepreneurs' Relief: Summary Entrepreneurs' Relief reduced the amount of CGT...

Paying for Elderly Care in Scotland

Domiciliary Care (care at home) If you are over 65, living in Scotland, and have been assessed by the Social Work Department of your Local Authority as needing care at home, they will provide it free of charge, although you will still...

May property report...

At last we have some blue skies and rising temperatures, fit for the prime property selling season.  The property market has been brightening too and our Independent Mortgage Advisor, Chris Norton reports a marked increase in lenders' appetite for mortgages - and...

Gross mortgage lending up 9% in March

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £11.6billion in March. This is 9% higher than February's gross lending figure of £10.6 billion but 8% lower than £12.6 billion in March 2012. However, this was just before...

Top Ten Tips To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

courtesy of Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingscotland.co.uk/scotland 1. Turn your thermostat down.  Reducing your room temperature by 1 degree C could cut your heating bills by up to 10% and typically saves around £50 per year.  If you have a programmer, set your...

First Time Buyer Event – 9th May 2013 – Register Now!

Thinking of buying your first home? We would like to help!  Why not come along to our free event on 9th May at our Shandon office and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process Advice will...

Mind your EPC's

Robin Davie, Blair Cadell Property Manager, summarises the recent changes made to the Energy Performance Certificate Regulations EPC's were introduced under European legislation in January 2009 requiring homeowners (as well as businesses) marketing property for sale or lease to make an certificate...

The average home will cost £267,000 by 2018

Next year, house prices are estimated to be 2.3% higher than in 2007 Reports from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) suggest that a typical house in the UK will cost £227,000 in 2014, beating the 2007 peak for the...

Commercial property markets "positive" in Scotland

The commercial property markets in Edinburgh and Scotland are performing well, according to recent research from Deloitte Real Estate The report found that the two cities in Scotland could outperform the UK as a whole, with a notable increase in the take-up...