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The latest legal news & family, employment, personal injury and wills & succession law news from Complete Clarity Solicitors.

Karianne is a solicitor at Complete Clarity Solicitors specialising in Conveyancing but my work also includes Private Client work including Wills, Power of Attorneys and Executries as well as commercial Leases.

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Mortgage Lending Increases in Scotland

Recently published data from UK Finance has revealed that Scottish home buyers borrowed £2.5bn in the second quarter of this year, which is an increase of 35% quarter-on-quarter and 18% year-on-year.

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Moving Up the Property Ladder

It is harder to take the second step on the property ladder than it is to get on the ladder in the first place, according to a recent report.

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Report Gives Insight into Scottish Housing Market

The average price of a property in Scotland in June 2017 was £144,253, according to the latest UK House Price Index. This is an increase of 2.9% compared to June the previous year and an increase of 0.1% over the previous month.
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Proximity to Premiership Grounds Can Impact House Prices

New research from Halifax has looked at the impact that proximity to the grounds of a Premiership football team can have on house prices.
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Consumer Confidence Falls, but House Prices Rise

There has a been a slight deterioration of consumer confidence in the housing market, caused by short-term uncertainty from the General Election result, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA).

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Reports Give Insight into Housing Market Activity

A new report from Registers of Scotland (RoS) has revealed that the total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2016-17 reached over £143.4 billion.

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Aberdeenshire Sees Biggest Rise in Seaside House Prices

The town of Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire has seen average house prices rise by more than any other seaside town in Scotland over the past ten years, according to new research from Bank of Scotland.

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House Price Index Reveals Annual Price Rise

UK house prices rose by an average of 4.1% on an annual basis, taking the average property value to £215,847, according to March’s edition of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI). On a monthly basis, house prices have fallen by 0.6% across the UK since February 2017.

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First-Time Buyers Struggle to Raise Deposits

A record number of first-time buyers are now relying on financial help from family members in order to get a foot on the property ladder, according to new research from the Social Mobility Commission. The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is often the lender of choice for many would-be home owners.

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Proximity to a Farmers Market Can Boost House Prices

New research by Zoopla has found that properties located close to a popular farmers market could be worth up to 26% more than the average home in the same county.

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Government Urged to Act on Retirement Housing

Two separate organisations representing the interests of older people have called for a “revolution” in housing provision to better meet the housing needs of people in retirement.

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Housing Market Needs More Houses

The UK Government recently published a White Paper on the housing market in England, describing it as “broken”.

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House Price Growth Steady at Start of Year

The start of 2017 has seen ‘broadly stable’ annual house price growth amounting to 4.3%, according to Nationwide’s House Price Index for January. This is only slightly below the annual growth rate of 4.5% recorded in December 2016. On a monthly basis, house prices rose by 0.2% in January, after seasonal factors were taken into account.

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Rise in Number of First-Time Buyers

The number of first-time buyers in the UK rose by 7.3% in 2016, from 312,900 in 2015 to an estimated 335,750, according to the latest Halifax First-Time Buyer Review. This is apparently the highest level since the start of the financial crisis in 2007 (359,900).

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Scottish Housing Market Update

There was a rise in the average price of a property in Scotland in October 2016, taking the average price to £143,131, the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has revealed. This is an increase of 4% over the previous year, and an increase of 1% compared to September 2016.

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Rise in Number of First-Time Buyers

The number of mortgages granted to first-time buyers in the third quarter of this year is at its highest level since 2007, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). 

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Location Adds Premium to House Prices

Location is one of the most important considerations for home buyers when it comes to deciding on a new house, and many purchasers are prepared to pay a premium to secure their ideal setting.

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Home Ownership Is Still an Aspiration for Many

Recent research into attitudes towards housing tenure has found that home-ownership is still the nation's overwhelming preference and aspiration - and not purely for financial reasons.

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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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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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