Is There A Property Black Friday?

Is There A Property Black Friday?

This Friday will once again see the USA phenomenon of Black Friday hit our stores with many already pre-empting the day with Black Friday deals all this week. Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving in America (the fourth Thursday of...
Sniffing out a buyer – Can a smell affect the sell?

Sniffing out a buyer – Can a smell affect the sell?

Retailers and hoteliers have exploited our sense of smell for years and even cinemas have tried (unsuccessfully) to introduce smell-o-vision. Traditionally people selling houses have tried baking bread or making coffee to make the home more appealing but does this...
What’s The Housing Market Doing?

What’s The Housing Market Doing?

The latest study shows that confidence seems to be low but people are optimistic. If ever there was a case of needing to cut through the statistics to the real story the latest piece of research into the property market by The Halifax illustrates the dangers of...
Halloween BBC Radio Property Surgery

Halloween BBC Radio Property Surgery

On Tuesday passed our Brian Gilmour took his usual chair on the BBC RADIO SCOTLAND Kaye Adams programme for his fortnightly property surgery.  With it being being 31st October, the show had a spooky Halloween feel.  If you missed it, here’s the transcription of...
The Big Rental Shake Up – Where Do Landlords Stand?

The Big Rental Shake Up – Where Do Landlords Stand?

December will see the biggest change to the Private Rented Sector in Scotland for 30 years with the introduction of the Private Residential Tenancies which replace Short assured tenancies.  The Scottish government (finally) released details of what the documents will...