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Interior Design Help for Projects on a Budget

As any homeowner will know, tackling an interior design project, whether a new bathroom or a whole house redo plus extension, can be tough and stressful. All those decisions, finding the right contractors, understanding the differences between a range of materials and...
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Some Things To Consider Before Your Building Project Starts

People often think design is all about ideas. In fact, design is the process that takes the idea, develops it, prepares it and communicates it, ready to be made into reality. Whether you work with a professional architect or designer, or just...
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Housing market shows signs of a post-Brexit surge as mortgage approvals rise

Economists are concluding that the recent gloomy warnings of a fall in house prices have 'proved to be wide of the mark', and the the 'paralysis' in the immediate aftermath of June's shock vote to leave the EU has largely subsided according...
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What’s happening in the Edinburgh property market this autumn?

First time buyers are at long last getting a look in with the ease of lending criteria but with demand continuing to outstrip supply closing date competition for attractive City properties is back on the regular agenda. It was never going to...
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10 of the Best Plants in your garden for an autumn property sale

There are so many late-flowering plants that will keep blooming for months to come, lifting the garden and enhancing the attractiveness of your property to buyers. Garden centres typically sell these plants in 2 litre pots, ready to plant straight away for...
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A welcoming living space

Our living rooms come in many shapes and sizes, and we all yearn for a welcoming, social space where we can unwind alone or gather with friends and family. Creating that sense of warmth and welcome, however, can sometimes be a challenge....
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A well-dressed home

A well-dressed home can reduce a residential property’s time on the market by 25-50 per cent and add 5-20 per cent to its price, the US National Association of Realtors says Can't say the American's are always ahead, but in Scotland we...
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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...
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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...