Buying a House in Scotland Part One: Preparations

October 07, 2015

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

While ASPC is apparently concerned with marketing properties for sale in the most effective way, one can tend to forget that it was originally set up to help prospective buyers.

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A look at the Rowett South development masterplan – ASPC

September 30, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

There seems to be a lot of housing developments springing up in the North East over the past months: including Chapelton. In recent weeks, two further developments have been granted planning permission in principle: for the Rowett South site at Bucksburn, and for Loch of Loirston.

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Will Aberdeen’s Music Hall revamp strike the right note with the city?

September 23, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Aberdeen’s historic Music Hall is known for being 'a beautiful space to make music with a perfect acoustic’ – but improvements are proposed as part of a £7m redevelopment

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Scottish Government to spend £195m to help home buyers get on property market

September 16, 2015

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The successor to the current Help to Buy scheme from the Scottish Government has been announced, with the government to spend £195m over the next three years in a new shared equity scheme to help around 6,500 home buyers buy a new-build home. There are terms and conditions attaching such that not all first time purchasers will qualify. Equally only registered builders will come within the scheme and affordable housing is the target for the funding.

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A look at the work at the Chapelton development: how is the new village coming along?

September 09, 2015

In Property news, North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

There has been major housing development in recent years in the North East of Scotland, in order to meet the rising housing demand across the region. The most comprehensive in recent years has been the Chapelton Development by Elsick Development Company (EDC), which, when complete, will provide 4,045 houses according to the initial masterplan – it is expected that the site, just to the South of Aberdeen, will comprise 8,000 houses once completed.

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