Is the cost of LBTT blocking progress up the property ladder?

September 07, 2016

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Is the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) stopping people from moving up the property ladder? That’s what Homes for Scotland suggested in a report

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Should you consider downsizing?

August 31, 2016

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

We have spoken a lot about first-time buyers, as well as people looking to move to a bigger house…but what about the people who are considering moving into a smaller home?

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Five things to do in and around Stonehaven

August 16, 2016

In By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The coastal town of Stonehaven has settlements dating all the way back to the Bronze Age, although development of the ‘new Stonehaven’ didn’t begin until 1759.

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Eight dos and don’ts for showing your house to prospective buyers

August 10, 2016

In Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

It’s always exciting and nerve-wracking when someone comes to view your property - you want them to like it as much as you do.

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What will Brexit mean for the housing market?

August 08, 2016

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Like many, I expect, I retired to bed on the night of 23rd June expecting to awake to the news, next morning, of a narrow win for “remain”. I was still trying to adjust to the real result when Prime Minister Cameron said he had been through enough and a successor would have to cope with the aftermath. Thereafter, news item after news item continued the assault on our capacity to absorb the frenetic pace of events.

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