Ten things you should do before putting your house on the market

April 08, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

We look at ten things you should consider before putting your house on the market.

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Over 80 per cent of home buyers will be better off under LBTT

March 31, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

On Wednesday 1 April, Scotland enters a (brave?) new world with the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – LBTT. This is a “Tartan” tax; the result of legislation by the Scottish Parliament introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy for the Scottish Government, John Swinney.

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Is spring the best time to buy or sell your property?

March 25, 2015

In Buying a house, Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Spring has well and truly sprung, and we at ASPC predict this will be accompanied by a spring in the property market.

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Budget 2015: North Sea oil tax breaks and plans to help savers could benefit the property market

March 18, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The 2015 budget was generally an optimistic and helpful budget, showing confidence in the economy – which is good for the property market as a whole.

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Bank of England figures show rise in lending

March 11, 2015

In Buying a house, Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Latest Bank of England figures show that mortgage lending reached £36.4billion in the last quarter of 2014, up 3.7 per cent on the previous 12 months.

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