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  • What is a Closing Date in Scotland and What Does it Mean for Buyers and Sellers?

    By on September 29, 2017

    Closing Dates are a peculiarity of the Scottish property market. They work hand in hand with the concept of Notes of Interest. Having recently spent several hours trying to explain to a group of estate agents in England and Wales what both of these things mean, with mixed results, it highlighted how confusing the topic can be for people who

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  • Property Market Update September 2017

    By on September 29, 2017

    Property Prices Continue to Climb Across Scotland Figures released in September 2017 by Registers by Scotland indicate that the average price of a property in Scotland for the month of July 2017 was £149,185, representing an increase of 4.8% on July of the previous year. The increase from June 2017 was reported as being 2.8%. Commenting on the annual increase,

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  • MOV8 Helps to Raise Over £1000 for Maggie’s Centre

    By on September 14, 2017

    Following the huge success of a similar initiative on behalf of the Sick Kids charity in 2016, MOV8 recently sponsored the production of a number of water bottles that were then sold to raise money for the Maggie’s Centre in Edinburgh.   The unstoppable fundraising force that is Gilly Herbert approached MOV8 in early 2017, asking whether we would be

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  • Housing Market Unable to Meet Buyer Demand in Scotland

    By on September 1, 2017

    A recent House Price Report by the ESPC has suggested that a continuing lack of properties coming to the market for sale is fuelling increased competition amongst buyers who are keen to move or to get onto the property ladder in the East of Scotland. The ESPC Report shows that, in east central Scotland, there has been an increase of

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  • Property Market Update August 2017

    By on September 1, 2017

    Prices Across Scotland and the UK Rising The latest figures released by Registers of Scotland indicate that the average price of a property in Scotland in June 2017 was £144,253, representing an increase of 2.9% on June 2016. Commenting on this increase, Registers of Scotland’s Business Development and Information Director, Kenny Crawford, said: “Average prices in June continued their upward

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  • Are Property Prices Linked to Local Football Team Performance

    By on September 1, 2017

    With the new football season having kicked-off in earnest, a report in this month’s Scotsman newspaper reported that the average price of a property located close to Scottish Premiership football grounds has increased by 20 per cent over the last ten years, outstripping property price rises across Scotland as a whole. The figures released by Bank of Scotland showed that

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  • Property Market Update July 2017

    By on July 30, 2017

    The past month has seen a variety of conflicting reports in the Press about property prices ranging from ‘Experts say house prices could plummet by 40 PER CENT in crash similar to 1990s’ to articles about house price rises causing a lack of affordability for buyers. In the face of such varied reporting, here is our own summary based on

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  • What Are Searches in the Conveyancing Process in Scotland?

    By on July 28, 2017

    The cost of selling a property in Scotland includes not only fees payable to the solicitor and estate agent but also monies payable, on the seller’s behalf, to other companies or governmental bodies. ‘Searches’ are a significant part of these conveyancing ‘Outlays’ yet many clients don’t know what they are paying for or when. This article will explain!     Searches

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  • A Day in the Life of… Evie Moir, Senior Negotiator

    By on July 28, 2017

    Evie Moir joined MOV8 in January 2017 as one of our Senior Negotiators. Here, Evie talks us through what a typical day entails, her responsibilities and what she enjoys the most about being a Senior Negotiator.    “Every morning when I come into the work, the first thing I’ll do is print-off any Offers that have come in overnight and

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  • Property Market Update June 2017

    By on June 30, 2017

    Scottish property market shows resilience as house price growth and sales fall across the rest of the UK This month, the BBC and various other news outlets reported the latest Halifax House Price Index which showed an easing in the growth of property prices across the UK as a whole, with year-on-year house price increases dropping from 3.8% in April

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