News and advice


No-one knows the Scottish property market like SPC Scotland. From market trends to properties for sale, this is our area. Find out more in our news and advice articles.


 

As moving day looms, don’t panic, just prep

What happens when we’ve completed our search, secured the house of our dreams and the moving date is drawing near?

by Andrew Kirkhope, Lindsays
on 13 September 2018
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First time buyer relief is a positive change to the LBTT Scotland Act

Read about the recent changes implemented on the 30th June 2018 and how it effects first time buyers'.

by ESPC
on 19 July 2018
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How is the property market across Scotland?

Take a look at the recent trends in the Scottish housing market in our latest article.

by SPC Scotland
on 24 May 2018
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Scottish house prices continuing to grow faster than elsewhere

We share the statistics from the latest UK House Price Index.

by SPC Scotland
on 05 April 2018
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SPC Scotland quarterly market commentary February 2018

Many parts of Scotland are experience shortages of properties available for sale. Find out more in our recent report.

by SPC Scotland
on 08 March 2018
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Fifteenth-century cathedral schoolhouse for sale

An original fifteenth-century schoolhouse, has gone on sale for offers over £125,000 through SPC Scotland.

by TSPC
on 04 January 2018
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An historic station house near Crieff is on the market

The station house has been converted into a three bedroom home, read all about it in our latest article.

by PSPC
on 24 November 2017
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Historic country house set in Outlander location is up for sale

Fans of the TV series Outlander might wish to view a B-listed country house near Inverness which has come to market, read our article to find out why!

by HSPC
on 27 October 2017
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A first time buyer flat in one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings

A one bedroom flat in an iconic Art deco building on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow has gone on sale, for offers over £99,000. Read more in GSPC's latest article.

by GSPC
on 05 October 2017
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Former Anstruther home of a Tahitian 19thc princess up for sale

A flat forming part of a Georgian Anstruther mansion that was home to a Tahitian princess has gone up for sale for offers over £295,000.

by ESPC
on 28 September 2017
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A converted Dumfries water station goes on the market

A converted water station in the Dumfries village of Lochfoot has gone on the market for offers in the region of £865,000.

by DGSPC
on 07 September 2017
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SPC Scotland quarterly market commentary August 2017

Read our summary of the Scottish property market over the last quarter.

by SPC Scotland
on 23 August 2017
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Historic church complete with original features goes on sale

A landmark church in Newport on Tay with wonderful sea views has been put on the market.

by TSPC
on 29 June 2017
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SPC Scotland quarterly market commentary May 2017

The Scottish Borders railway is proving popular for home buyers. Read all about it in our quarterly market commentary.

by SPC Scotland
on 19 May 2017
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Historic Victorian spa hotel in Strathpeffer up for sale

A stunning Victorian spa hotel in Strathpeffer, Rossshire has been brought to market.

by HSPC
on 27 April 2017
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Ron Hastings offers opinion on Brexit and the Borders property market

The vital question is, will it be a lasting Brexit Bonus, or is it merely a Brexit Bounce that will flop after  the initial burst of energy? 

by Ron Hastings
on 14 April 2017
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HSPC's latest market statistics

So far this year, the number of properties sold through HSPC has increased by 7% when compared with the same period last year. This is a really healthy start to 2017 for the property market in the HSPC region.

by HSPC
on 05 April 2017
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£10M Boost for Perthshire Property Market

The number of properties being brought to market by Perthshire Solicitors Property Centre (PSPC) has increased by 37.3% in the first three months of 2017, compared to the same period last year.

by PSPC
on 04 April 2017
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Rare property for sale on Heriot Row in Edinburgh

A rarely available property on Heriot Row, which has only had a handful owners in its 210-year history.

by ESPC
on 30 March 2017
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West End Glasgow and Leith in Edinburgh, voted amongst the coolest places to live in Britain

Read more on the coolest areas to live in our recent article.

by GSPC
on 22 March 2017
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Tarff Church, the chance to live in a historic and unique venue

A converted church in Kirkcudbright is now on the market for £350,000, offering the chance to live in an historic and unique venue that has retained many of the original features.

by DGSPC
on 09 March 2017
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SPC Scotland quarterly market commentary

The Shetlands, Renfrewshire and the Borders all show growth in property market. SPC Scotland provides commentary on the Scottish property market covering the period from October to December 2016.

by SPC Scotland
on 22 February 2017
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SPC Scotland response to latest Registers of Scotland quarterly report

The latest quarterly report released by Registers of Scotland (ROS) has revealed that there has been a 1.1% decrease in the number of property sales across Scotland.

by SPC Scotland
on 31 October 2016
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What the Leave result could mean for the property market

The decision for the UK to leave the European Union has left some people with concerns about how this result will affect the property market in Scotland.

by Orlaith Brogan
on 26 June 2016
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SPC Scotland's advice for landlords on how to attract tenants to your property

You've got the property, now to find tenants. But how do you attract the right tenants and quickly? Don't worry we've got advice to help. This is our area.

by SPC Scotland
on 14 May 2016
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Mortgage adviser David Lauder who works in the SPC network takes a look at what the past few months have been like across the mortgage market.

With an ever changing market it's important to safe informed. Mortgage adviser David Lauder shares his thoughts on the Scottish property market.

by SPC Scotland
on 16 April 2016
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Registers of Scotland release their latest quarterly report

Registers of Scotland have released their latest quarterly report, covering the period from April to June 2016, and have revealed that the volume of sales across Scotland has increased, while the average property prices have decreased, when compared with the same period last year.

by SPC Scotland
on 08 January 2016
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2015 - Time to Reflect

With 2015's final house price reports due to be released in early January, it already seems clear that the Scottish property market has finally recovered from a seven-year economic downturn. The average property price across Scotland stood at a healthy £169,397 in the period between July and September this year.

by ESPC
on 12 December 2015
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Budgeting for the Future

The second Budget of 2015 has ignited a keen debate about what George Osborne's economic policies will mean for Scotland's property sector. While the policies announced on Wednesday will affect the whole of the UK, it is interesting to consider how the various announcements made to the House of Commons might impact upon Scottish markets.

by ESPC
on 15 July 2015
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A decade of Scottish property prices

Property prices across Scotland reached a new high in the final quarter of 2014-15, according to data from Registers of Scotland. Their ten-year overview of the Scottish property market has revealed some intriguing trends and statistics regarding house prices and market activity.

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 12 June 2015
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Help to Buy Scotland runs out of cash

Help to Buy Scotland - the scheme that contributes up to 20% of the purchase price of a new build home - has run out of cash. New applications will only be accepted up to next Tuesday, the 26th May. The news comes just days after the Scottish Government released figures showing that the scheme had already supported 5,000 new home sales worth £1 billion and there are concerns that - without a replacement scheme - housebuilding will be hit.

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 20 May 2015
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National figures hide local fluctuations

House prices across the UK rose by 2.2% in the last three months and are now 8.5% higher than they were a year ago according to the latest The Halifax's House Price Index. The annual rate of growth reported by the Halifax has fluctuated between eight and nine per cent from some time, with minor exceptions in July 2014 (10.2 per cent) and December 2014 (7.8 per cent).

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 15 May 2015
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Rising prices disguise falling sales

House prices in Scotland rose by 13% in the last 12 months according to the Registers of Scotland. The average house price in Scotland from January to March was £173,830, the highest figure recorded for any quarter since RoS began compiling quarterly statistics in 2003.

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 28 April 2015
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Affordability in Scottish cities worsens, or does it?

Affordability for city dwellers in Scotland has deteriorated, according to the Bank of Scotland Affordable Cities Review issued today. Or has it?

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 27 March 2015
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A tale of two coastlines

Scotland's seaside towns have seen some of the highest increases in average selling prices over the last ten years according to a new report from the Bank of Scotland. Indeed, Scottish costal locations have seen more substantial rises in price that the average for coastal towns across the UK, recording a rise of 38% over the period compared to the 31% average across the UK.

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 06 March 2015
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Your most popular questions about title deeds answered

Can a solicitor sell a house if part of the deeds are missing? How should solicitors charge for storing deeds? Permission for alterations to the property – should this be kept with the deeds? When I buy, should my solicitor give me a copy of a title deed?

by Mark Hordern, GSPC
on 04 February 2015
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