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Karianne Falconer

House Price Index Reveals Steady Rise Across the UK

The latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has revealed an average annual property price increase of 8.4% in August, taking the average property value in the UK to £218,964. On a month by month basis, average house prices rose by 1.3% since July.

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Emma King

Study Gives Insight into Views on Inheritance

A recent study from Canada has given an interesting insight into the older generation’s views on spending all their money verses leaving an inheritance for their children.

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Karianne Falconer

Scotland's Most Affordable Commuter Towns

Motherwell, Greenock and Arbroath are Scotland’s most affordable commuter towns, according to new research by Bank of Scotland.

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Billy Smith

Nation Acquires Another Painting through Acceptance in Lieu Scheme

A major full-length portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of the 5th Earl of Carlisle has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax for the nation.

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Karianne Falconer

Confidence Returns to the Property Market

Confidence is returning to the UK housing market after a slight dip in the run-up to the EU Referendum, the latest Property Tracker by the Building Societies Association (BSA) has found.

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Karianne Falconer

‘Traditional’ Methods are Often the Best for Homebuyers

Despite the many different apps and websites that now exist to help homebuyers find their perfect property, many still find that the more ‘traditional’ methods are the best, according to new research from Which?

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Karianne Falconer

'Project’ Properties Prove Popular with Homebuyers

According to recent research, over 70% of prospective homeowners in Britain would prefer to buy a property in need of work rather than a home that is already in move-in condition.

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Emma King

Over-50s Plot £50,000 Pension Giveaway

New research by Saga Investment Services has revealed that a growing number of over-50s are planning to hold back savings in their pension to pass on their wealth tax-efficiently.

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Karianne Falconer

Speculation over Impact of Brexit on Scottish Property Market

Solicitors Property Centres Scotland has recently published some initial thoughts on what impact the Brexit decision might have on the property market in Scotland.

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Billy Smith

Family Changes Trust Rules on Inheritance

A wealthy family has changed the inheritance rules linked to the estate that has been in the family for generations, to ensure that the same-sex partner of any gay descendants will be entitled to a life-interest in the property, reports the Daily Mail.

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Karianne Falconer

House Price Index Reveals Scottish House Price Rise

The latest House Price Index has revealed that the average property price in Scotland in May 2016 was £141,142. This was an increase of 4.0% on the previous year and an increase of 2.8% when compared to the previous month.

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Karianne Falconer

The End of Right to Buy in Scotland

On the 31st July, the Right to Buy, which allows tenants in social housing to buy their homes, will come to an end in Scotland.

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Karianne Falconer

RoS Provides Insight into Scottish Housing Market

A new report from Registers of Scotland (RoS) has revealed that the total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2006 to 2016 amounted to just over £148.2 billion.

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Karianne Falconer

Halifax Predicts Slowdown in House Price Growth

The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the three months to May were 1.4% higher than in the preceding three months. This was slightly below April’s 1.5% and was the lowest since November 2015 (1.4%).

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Emma King

Inheritance Plans Affected by Family Financial Support

New research has revealed that the proportion of new retirees who know they will be able to leave an inheritance to their loved ones has fallen to its lowest level in six years.

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Karianne Falconer

Increase in Asking Price Means it is “Perfect time to Sell” Property

Property prices across the UK have risen considerably with many experts stating that those considering selling a property should do so while demand is currently exceptionally high. 

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Billy Smith

IFS Chiefs Proposes Inheritance Tax Overhau

The head of one of the leading think tanks in the UK has stated that the government should consider overhauling inheritance tax and how the system works in the UK.

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Billy Smith

Construction Company Fined after Worker Injured in Edinburgh

A construction company has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void.

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Complete Clarity Solicitors

Expert Warns of New 20mph Speed Limit in Glasgow

Road crash experts have warned of the potential dangers that Glasgow’s new 20mph zone could have for pedestrians and in particular, children involved in road traffic accidents.

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Karianne Falconer

Edinburgh Property Market Sees Quicker Property Sales

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a fall in the length of time taken to sell a property in east central Scotland, according to the latest House Price Report from ESPC. The figures show that the median selling time dropped from 69 days in the first quarter last year to 41 days this year, a fall of 39.9%.

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