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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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  • How to Get the Highest Valuation for Your Property

    By on June 30, 2017

    If you’re thinking of selling your home or investment property, the starting point for most people is to get an idea of what price it would be likely to sell for on the open market. Whilst online tools and research can give you a rough indication, the best bet is to arrange a valuation or pre-sale appraisal by a local,

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  • When Do I Get My Money After My Property Sale Conveyancing Completes?

    By on June 30, 2017

    After going through the process of selling a home, the question of when a seller will get their money is understandably one of the most commonly asked questions that property sellers have. Assuming that the funds aren’t being used for the purchase of another home, the answer depends on a number of factors. Cleared Funds Your conveyancing solicitor will require

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  • What Does the UK Hung Parliament General Election Result Mean for the Scottish Property Market?

    By on June 9, 2017

    The UK General Election results are in and we have a ‘hung parliament’, with no one party being able to form a majority government for the second time in seven years. So, is the General Election result likely to be good or bad for the Scottish property market? Ultimately, whether it’s a majority coalition, a single party majority or a

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  • Is the Bank of Mum and Dad Harming the Property Market

    By on May 31, 2017

    A recent report published by Legal & General showed that the so-called ‘Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD)’ will finance 26 per cent of all mortgages in the UK in 2017, placing it in the Top 10 of the UK’s top lenders. With mortgage approvals reportedly having dipped for the second month in a row, is the Bank of Mum

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  • Is There Benefit to Selling Through the Solicitor Estate Agent Who Did My Purchase

    By on May 31, 2017

    We are commonly asked whether there is an advantage to selling your home through the same solicitor who did your purchase. With about 50% of properties in Scotland being sold through solicitor estate agents, it’s quite easy to find a solicitor in most parts of Scotland who can also market your home for sale. It’s therefore an important question for

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  • Property Market Update May 2017

    By on May 31, 2017

    Property Prices Rise as Sellers Market Continues Continuing the trends that we have seen so far in 2017, the latest reports published by ESPC show that the price of property throughout East Central Scotland is continuing to rise and that selling times are continuing to fall. The most recent statistics show that the average price of a property in East

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