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Checking the property: what you should check after buying your home
December 27, 2016
For many, the first days after getting the keys to your new property are a whirlwind. You’ve got lots of boxes to unpack, you’re enjoying the space and there’s a thrill of excitement every time you step in the front door. Whether you have bought a brand new home from the builder or one that has been in existence for a hundred years or more, you should consider some basic checks, as soon as you can, after taking possession of the keys.
What you need to know if you are renting for the first time
December 22, 2016
Flying the nest for the first time can be a big deal. For most youngsters this means renting, whether it’s with your partner, friends or even a stranger. Whilst your parents are usually the best source of information (about most things), chances are they’ve been out of the rental market for a while.
Five Festive things to do this Winter in Aberdeenshire
December 20, 2016
From Fireworks to Fireballs, there’s plenty to warm you up this winter, and we’ve rounded up our five favourite festive things for you to do around Aberdeenshire. Grab your Glühwein and put on your mittens, it might be cold outside but there’s plenty of fun to be had.
Tips for selling your house over the winter period
December 15, 2016
Spring is normally considered the best time to sell a property, but with more flexible work schedules and plentiful opportunities to make a property seem more homely, ASPC takes a look at why winter can be wonderful. Whilst the housing market tends to slow before Christmas there’s no reason whilst your property can’t be sold in December, or at least get a head start with the New Year’s rush.
Is now the time to move up the property ladder?
December 12, 2016
There has been a drop in Aberdeen house prices of late – making it a buyer’s market. While this is not good news for some, it does mean that those looking to get on the property ladder for the first time, or to move up a rung, may find themselves in a good position.
Five things to do in and around Banchory
November 24, 2016
Adjacent to the magnificent River Dee sits the lovely town of Banchory. Whilst it might be small in scale it isn’t short of things to do. Whether rain or shine, there’s bound to be something for you and the family to do and it certainly is ‘the place to be’.
What property can you get for £200,000 in Aberdeen?
November 15, 2016
So you’ve got a leg up on the property ladder, you’re moving out of your starter home and looking for something a little more luxurious. £200,000 can go far in some cities; here in Aberdeenshire, whether it’s a city pad, a family home in the suburbs or something a little more unusual, you’re sure to find the best value for your money.
The rights and responsibilities of landlords
November 10, 2016
If you’re thinking of letting out your home, or you’re already doing so, you should brush up on your rights and responsibilities as a landlord to make sure you’re up to scratch. If you’ve previously been a landlord in England or Wales, you might think you’re ahead of the game. But there’s actually a few notable differences in Scotland. We’ve put together our list of rights and responsibilities to make sure you, and your tenant are covered.
Five places to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the North East
November 03, 2016
With a gorgeous backdrop across the North East, Aberdeenshire provides the perfect spot to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in all its glowing glory. From towering bonfires to spectacular fireworks, we’ve put together our top places to snuggle up and take in all the action. Make sure you wrap up warm and get ready to settle in for the night.
Five things to ask when viewing a show home
October 25, 2016
Show homes can be stunning; a unique glimpse of what your future could look like if you choose to cosy on up and buy yourself a new build property. New build properties have many advantages: for many buyers being the first to live in the property is highly attractive, repairs and redecoration costs should also be minimal over the first few years, and you can also often select your fixtures and fittings prior to moving in so the property is finished to your tastes.