Property Management Blog

Property Refurbishment

01 Aug 2017

We recently purchased a little two bedroom flat in Mussleburgh (just outside Edinburgh) that required a degree of modernisation without having the hassle of extending or going through planning permission.  I thought it might be interesting to see the before and after pictures and what...

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Hidden Costs of Buy to Let

27 Jul 2017

If you are thinking about investing in a buy to let property its really important to be clear and informed about ALL costs involved. Its not just a case of saying, that’s the rent I’ll get per month and thinking happy days! (Unfortunately!) When you purchase...

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Where are the Biggest Rises in Rents?

12 Jul 2017

Where are we seeing the biggest rises in rents in the first half of 2017? The private rental market in certain areas in Glasgow are now delivering better returns than many traditional buy to let hotspots in the rest of the UK. If we look at...

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Under £50k Investment – What can I buy?

09 Jul 2017

This week I had a buy to let investor, a first timer, ask me if they could buy anything which would make a decent investment in Glasgow for around £50k. For clarity this investor meant £50k in total , not a purchase price of £50k...

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Under Offer to Completion

04 Jul 2017

Hurrah your offer has been accepted on your dream property but what are the next steps?  It is so important to be pro - active when purchasing and not to just think that everything is going through.  Unfortunately we see more and more sales fall through...

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Best Areas for Students to Live in Glasgow

30 Jun 2017

Location is one of the most important factors that most students look at when they are picking where to live in Glasgow, student blocks are springing up everywhere but let's be honest they are seriously expensive and you might decide that you want something with...

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To rent or to buy, that’s the question?

21 Jun 2017

So you are in your late twenties and have been renting for a few years, you have a secure job and reasonable salary and you are thinking, will I keep renting or should I try to buy? Maybe you have been saving a bit every...

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Buy-to-Let Investments Available NOW!

18 Jun 2017

We have some great off market and on market investment options available now. What makes them a good buy? It's different in each case dependent on your aim as an investor, let's have a look. Napier Drive, Govan. Glasgow A 2 bedroom ex-local authority flat located in...

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Gazumping

Gauzumping

12 Jun 2017

Gazumping or 'The G Word' runs fear through most buyers down south but do property buyers up here in Scotland know about it!  Over the last couple of years I have seen the Scottish market change and I believe it is becoming more similar to...

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Investment Hot Spots in Glasgow

05 Jun 2017

Where’s hot right now? The buy to let investment is strong right now…. Investors are taking advantage of the high yields you can get in Glasgow coupled with a strong resale market. With a buoyant stock of tenants looking for property we see steady yields of...

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