Should you get a mortgage advisor?


As one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make – it’s important to make sure, when choosing a mortgage, you choose right. Many situations will call for you to get an expert on board to help offer advice, and find the most suitable situation and deal for you.

Many of the larger firms of solicitors have in house mortgage providers and most medium and smaller firms will be able to offer general advice on mortgages and possibly recommend an independent advisor.

When looking for a property, most people will have already considered their budget and will have used a mortgage calculator to work out roughly how much their dream property would cost a month.

Getting advice from a mortgage advisor means you’ll be able to view a whole range of mortgages, rather than having to research by yourself, which can be time consuming, and you can easily miss a special deal. Although all lenders (usually banks) must offer advice when they recommend a mortgage to you this might not always be the best deal for you, so approaching an advisor may offer you a wider variety of options.

Getting advice above doing your own research means that if your mortgage isn’t suitable, you have more of a right to complain. Not taking advice can also lead to being rejected by a lender, or even choosing the wrong mortgage, which could have serious consequences further down the line.

A bank or building society is a good place to approach initially as their advice is usually free, whilst a broker will, normally, offer a free initial consultation. They should be able to provide a wide range of impartial offers. Advisors aren’t always impartial, however, – and may even have a favourite lender. This might mean they’re able to offer you an exclusive deal from that specific lender. Some may even explore your deposit funding options, such as exploring bonus and Help to Buy schemes that could help you get on that first rung.

Whilst you may have to fork out a little more for an advisor, they should consider all the costs involved in a mortgage, beyond your interest rate and should help you complete your paperwork.

A mortgage advisor can be helpful in arriving at the correct financial decision, but with so many banks offering exclusive offers to their own customers, and the responsibility to offer advice regardless, they are not invariably a necessity in the modern housing market. 

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In Discover By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

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’.

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Protecting your home from winter

November 22, 2016

In Buying a house, Homes and Gardens By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

It's true in Game of Thrones and it's true in Aberdeen: Winter is coming! From cleaning your gutters to checking your boilers, we take a look at ways to protect your home from winter damage

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ASPC sponsors Aberdeen Music Hall as refurbishment gets underway

November 17, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

ASPC is pleased to be a corporate sponsor of the refurbishment of the Music Hall in Aberdeen.

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The rights and responsibilities of landlords

November 10, 2016

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

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.

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Top Five Property Turn-offs

August 08, 2017

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

When it comes to viewing a property, there are many key areas that potential buyers will be looking at, depending on their needs. However, no matter what the requirements of the viewer, they will all be looking for a clean, tidy property that makes them feel at home.

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Five places to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the North East

November 03, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

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.

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Documentation ticklist: what you need to hand when selling a house

October 20, 2016

In Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Selling your house? Whether you’re working on the Home Report or in the final stages of handing your house over, you’ll know that a lot of documents come out of the woodwork.

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What you should consider when choosing a mortgage

October 18, 2016

In Buying a house, Guest bloggers By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Jim Guyan of Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace explains some of the options available and what steps you should take when looking for a mortgage.

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Five ways to make a rental property feel like home

October 11, 2016

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

t’s not always possible to buy your own place, maybe you don’t have the cash, or maybe you just like the option of moving around? There are lots of reasons why you would consider renting, but sometimes a rental property can feel like you’re living in someone else’s home. From adding a splash of colour, to showing off your artistic side, we’ve put together our top tips for making your rented property feel more like a home, without leaving a dent in your deposit.

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Ten ways to make your home more inviting in autumn

October 04, 2016

In Selling a house, Homes and Gardens By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Summer is gone and autumn is here! Whether you're selling or just want some tips, this article will take a look at ways to improve your home for winter - from having a porch light on in the evening to changing the plants in your garden.

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Moving home timeline: How long does it take to sell a property?

September 29, 2016

In Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

In Scotland, moving house involves a practical aspect – organising a removal company, utility companies, advising all and sundry of your change of address and a myriad other matters to attend to, and a technical side, the legal side. Thankfully, you can outsource that side of things to your solicitor.

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Five tips for a second property viewing

September 27, 2016

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

If you step out of a property after a first viewing and have your heart set on it, the first thing you should think about doing is booking a second viewing.

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What impact is the Diamond Bridge having on the North East?

September 20, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The Third Don Crossing – also known as the Diamond Bridge – opened to the public in June. Now, three months later, we take a look at what the opening of the bridge has meant for transport around the city.

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Five things to do in and around Ellon

September 14, 2016

In Discover By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Just 16 miles away from Aberdeen lies the attractive town of Ellon, next to the River Ythan. With so much to see and do in the town, it is no surprise that it is home to over 9,000 people. ASPC takes a look at five ways to spend a day in the area.

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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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£10m car park for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary approved

August 24, 2017

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

If you’ve had to attend the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary recently, for work, visiting or an appointment, you’ll know that parking can be difficult. But that could all change soon with the news that Aberdeen City Council has approved plans for a £10m car park at the North-East’s flagship hospital.

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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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Property sales in Aberdeen increase 12% in three months

August 03, 2016

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

The property market in Aberdeen has seen an improvement in Quarter 2 (April-June), with sales in the region increasing by an average of 12.7%.

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Could the £150m business plan for Blackdog stop people coming to Aberdeen City Centre?

July 27, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

With the creation of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), developers are looking to nearby land to create new communities.

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Fraserburgh 2021 project: £5.7m regeneration to go ahead

July 12, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The town of Fraserburgh is set to be revamped after Aberdeenshire Council received a £1.8million Heritage Lottery grant.

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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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Why do I need a Home Report and what does it mean?

July 06, 2016

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

Anyone who has bought or sold a house is aware of the impact of Home Reports. Home Reports provide an estimate, by a chartered surveyor, of the value of the property as well as letting potential buyers know of any potential issues.

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Scottish house prices over the last decade

June 29, 2016

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

ASPC maintains a very comprehensive data base of house prices for our local housing market, unmatched by any other. The public website contains much useful information on house prices on our information pages, readily accessible to the public

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Will the Aberdeen bypass be completed on schedule?

June 15, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

You may remember that in August 2015, Deputy First Leader John Swinney promised that the £745million Aberdeen bypass would be delivered “on time and on budget”. Is this still the case?

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Five reasons to use a solicitor to buy or sell your property

June 01, 2016

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

Moving property can be one of the most stressful things you do. A recent report in the Scotsman claimed that moving house is even more stressful than a divorce – but there are ways you can make it easier.

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10 reasons why Aberdeen is a great place to study and live

May 27, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Choosing your university or college? Aberdeen is a great place to spend your student days – from beautiful views to great nightlife, it’s a student’s dream location!

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Third Don Crossing to be completed by June 2016

May 11, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Faults have pushed the Third Don Crossing completion date back, but the day of completion will be soon upon us, with mid-June 2016 being the “worst case” scenario

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Aberdeen housing market in a difficult local economy

May 06, 2016

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

I doubt that anyone in our area is unaffected by the downturn in the oil industry. Job losses, a decrease in general activity – noticeable across the City - and hotel occupancy rates down are all signs of the change. Unsurprisingly, the effects are also being felt in our housing market.

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Which political party offers the best housing deal in the Scottish Elections 2016?

April 27, 2016

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

It’s an interesting time for the housing market in Aberdeen, which makes the Scottish Elections even more important.

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Buying a house in Scotland Part Five: Conveyancing

April 20, 2016

In Buying a house By So, you have bought a house! Congratulations. By now, feeling a wee bit weary, perhaps, you have been through the process of arranging funding, searched for suitable homes on ASPC’s website, made a selection to view, been to see several, tried for a couple, possibly, without success, but now the end is in view.

So, you have bought a house! Congratulations. By now, feeling a wee bit weary, perhaps, you have been through the process of arranging funding, searched for suitable homes on ASPC’s website, made a selection to view, been to see several, tried for a couple, possibly, without success, but now the end is in view.

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From dolphin watching to golfing: five things to do in Buckie

April 13, 2016

In Discover By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The historic fishing village of Buckie is a great place to visit or live. We take a look at five ways to spend a day in the region.

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Top 10 tips for maximising your property’s potential

April 06, 2016

In Selling a house, Homes and Gardens, Guest bloggers By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Putting your property on the market? Highlight your home’s best features with Homedresser’s top 10 tips for sellers:

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What will the Additional Dwelling Supplement mean and who will be affected?

March 30, 2016

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

It’s only a year ago that the property tax system in Scotland changed, with Stamp Duty being dropped in favour of LBTT – the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.

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Five ways you can improve your home over the Easter holiday weekend

March 23, 2016

In Buying a house, Homes and Gardens By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Easter holiday weekend is coming and sadly, the weather is not looking too brilliant. However this long weekend provides a perfect opportunity for home improvement – whether you have a house move on the cards or not.

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Eight questions to ask when viewing a property

March 09, 2016

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

When you buy a new house, you’re buying more than just bricks and mortar. You’re making a decision to invest in a place to call home and choosing the lifestyle that comes with it.

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Two new schools earmarked for Aberdeen – a sign of growth?

March 02, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Aberdeen City Council has pledged to build two new schools to help with the rising population in the city – as part of the £130m education package earmarked by the Labour-led administration for the next five years in its budget

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Five things to do in Montrose

February 24, 2016

In Discover By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The costal location of Montrose makes it a great location to live in or visit. In the first of a series of blog posts, we look at five ways to spend time in the town

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Buying a house in Scotland - Part Four: Closing dates

February 17, 2016

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Unfairly regarded by some as the devil’s work, lawyers’ skulduggery, a scam or some other pejorative term, closing dates have long been used by Scottish solicitors as the means to afford fair play in house sales. It is important to state, at the outset, that many alternatives have been tried and none have succeeded in finding a better way.

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What does the City Deal mean for Aberdeen?

February 10, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

An extra £504m of funding was promised to the north east of Scotland in January, as part of a 10 year plan to improve infrastructure in the region and attract more jobs.

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Preparing your home for professional photographs

February 03, 2016

In Buying a house, Homes and Gardens, Guest bloggers By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Gary Small of First Photographics, Kintore gives useful advice to property sellers on preparing your house for the visit of a photographer.

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Aberdeen house prices sees smaller decrease than Scottish average in Q4 of 2015

January 27, 2016

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Winter is always the slowest time for the housing market and Q4 of 2015 was no different as our latest figures have shown

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Old Aberdeen Community Council to oppose student flat plans: is there too much student accommodation in Aberdeen?

January 20, 2016

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Old Aberdeen Community Council is set to oppose plans for new student accommodation on a site currently occupied by a First Bus depot and bus park in light of suggestions that there is too much student accommodation in the city.

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Five things you need to know before buying a family home

January 13, 2016

In Buying a house, Homes and Gardens By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

House buying or renting priorities change when you have children – there is so much more you need to take into consideration when looking at both the property itself and the surrounding areas. To help you find the perfect home for your family, we take a look at five things to consider when you’re planning your next move with your family.

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Aberdeen: not Scotland’s most dismal place

February 05, 2015

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

Aberdeen is known for many things: its oil economy, granite grandeur and a football team that is currently doing fairly well.

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ASPC Delivers All You Need to Know on the Aberdeen Property Scene

February 05, 2015

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

ASPC was the first Solicitors Property Centre to launch anywhere in the UK and for the past 45 years we have provided an exemplary service to home buyers and sellers throughout Aberdeen and the North East.

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House prices in North East outpacing Scotland and UK growth

February 11, 2015

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

Aberdeen homeowners have seen the value of their home increase by 9.2 per cent over the past year, our latest house price report has found.

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Changes to property tax boosts Scottish housing market, according to RICS

February 18, 2015

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

News from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that Scotland’s housing market strengthened during January has certainly backed up what has been happening in the Aberdeen and NE market.

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What should you look for in a home report? Ten things for buyers to check

February 24, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

What exactly should you look for in a Home Report? We have identified 10 things that a buyer should look out for when going through a Home Report.

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Will the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) make houses more affordable than Stamp Duty?

March 03, 2015

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

In the Chancellor’s budget statement towards the end of last year, he announced a change to stamp duty land tax (SDLT) effective from 4th December 2014. Before the announcement, SDLT was charged at a single rate for the entire price of a property. Since 4th December SDLT is charged at increasing rates for each portion or band of the price.

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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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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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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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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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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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Five things to consider before stepping onto the property market

April 15, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

With help to buy schemes, and the new Help to Buy ISA set to be launched soon, the UK government is making it easier for people to get their foot on the housing market. However, before jumping straight into buying, there are several things that members of the public should consider

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Which political party offers the best housing deal for you in the 2015 General Election?

April 22, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

We take an unbiased look at exactly what the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP Greens and UKIP are promising voters in terms of housing and property buying.

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Will house prices rise over the next three months?

April 29, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The RICS has released a report predicting that, according to their members, house prices in the UK are set to rise in the next 3 months due in part to the recent changes in stamp duty and a lack of houses coming on market, for sale.

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House prices in Aberdeen continue to rise at start of 2015

May 06, 2015

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

House prices in Aberdeen have continued to rise in the first quarter of 2015, with prices up 0.5 per cent, compared to a 2.9 per cent decrease across Scotland.

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What could the New Tenancy for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) mean?

May 13, 2015

In Property news, Renting By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The Scottish Government has just finished consultation on its plans for the Private Rented Sector (PRS). These include simplifying possession rights and introducing roll-over for tenancy agreements.

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How long should you take out a mortgage for?

May 18, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

While 25 years is the average length of a mortgage in the UK, some borrowers choose to make the period of repayment longer or shorter, depending on their circumstances. ASPC takes a look at the different options available.

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What will the Conservative Government mean for housing?

May 27, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Here we take a more in-depth view into what the Conservatives have planned for the housing market – from Help to Buy to house building.

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What should you look out for when viewing a property?

June 24, 2015

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

Anyone who has looked for a new house or flat will know much time they spend online searching for their dream home.

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What does the Aberdeen bypass mean for Scotland?

June 17, 2015

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

If you’ve been reading the news or driving on the roads in Aberdeen over the past few months, it cannot have escaped your attention that work has begun on a £745m bypass.

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Aberdeen house prices rise 87.8% in past decade, reveals Registers of Scotland

June 10, 2015

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

Registers of Scotland has released its latest 10-year property market report, showing what has happened in the property market over the past decade – with an increase in house prices in Aberdeen being one of the key points

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Scottish house price inflation experiences biggest annual increase since 2007

June 03, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

In the first quarter of 2015, Scotland’s house price annual inflation was 14.6% - the highest annual increase in Scotland since July 2007.

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Five tips for protecting your house from winter weather

December 30, 2015

In Property news, Homes and Gardens By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Burst pipes, frozen pipes, flooding…there are a multitude of issues which can plague your home in the cold winter weather.

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What does the Marischal Square development mean for Aberdeen?

December 16, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

The Marischal Square development has been in the news again recently, during a debate in the Scottish Parliament, with an MSP calling the plans “about as popular as a visit by King Herod to the Bethlehem nursery” – but what actually are the pros and cons of the redevelopment?

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ASPC highlights life in the North East

December 02, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

If you follow us on Facebook or have taken a look at our area pages over the past month, you may have noticed something new: the start of our exciting new series of videos highlighting life in various areas of the North East of Scotland.

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What to do when selling your house in winter

November 24, 2015

In Selling a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Winter can be a slightly quieter time for the housing market – and our tips can help your property stand out for viewers.

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Buying a house in Scotland Part Two: Getting ready to make an offer

November 18, 2015

In Buying a house By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Having carried out the process of searching for a suitable home, using the excellent ASPC website, you will have found one that you want to make an offer for. Often, the discovery leads to temporary mental dissociation, turning the most level headed individuals into excitable wrecks, desperate to buy. This is where advice from your solicitor can be of great help.

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Aberdeen house prices show resilience in Q3

November 11, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

House prices in the North East of Scotland have fallen slightly in the 3rd quarter of 2015.

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Could Aberdeen City Council plans help bring over 400 council homes back into use?

October 28, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

For some people, council housing is the only thing stopping them from being homeless – and yet in Aberdeen there are presently hundreds of vacant homes which are habitable except from minor repair work.

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Five tools to improve your ASPC property search online

October 21, 2015

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

How many properties do you look at online before you set up a viewing? The number will be different for everyone, depending on how much of an idea you have in your head about your dream home – but it’s important to know everything you can about a property before you make a trip to see it

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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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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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What will changes to the Haudagain roundabout mean for Aberdeen?

September 02, 2015

In North East News By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

If you live in or near Aberdeen, you’ve probably used the Haudagain Roundabout – and possibly hated the experience.

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How does an interest rate rise affect home owners?

August 26, 2015

In Property news By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Interest rates and, consequently mortgage rates have been at very low levels for a while now – and the thought that rates may rise has led to some concern for house buyers and owners alike.

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Bruce Millers: a further example of the changes in Aberdeen City Centre

August 19, 2015

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

Many of Aberdeen’s musically inclined citizens will have read last week of news regarding the commencement of demolition works to Bruce Miller’s former shop in Union Street with a certain degree of regret

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What will the Third Don Crossing mean for Aberdeen?

August 12, 2015

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

For those of a certain age, accustomed to the many years of frustration attempting to exit Aberdeen City Northwards, the announcement of the “Third Don Crossing” was regarded initially with disbelief – surely some mistake.

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Aberdeen house prices holding steady in Q2 of 2015

August 05, 2015

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

House prices in Aberdeen and the surrounding area have held steady over the past three months, while the volume of sales has grown by 21.7 per cent over the quarter, our latest report has found.

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What will the budget’s buy-to-let changes mean for landlords?

July 29, 2015

In Property news, Renting By John MacRae, Chairman of ASPC

Landlords will no doubt have been concerned when George Osborne announced, in his summer budget, that there would be changes for buy-to-let mortgages. But what do these changes actually mean?

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Ten things to do before moving house

July 21, 2015

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

Congratulations - you’ve found your dream property! Whether you’re buying or renting a flat or house, there are certain things you have to remember to do before you move. We take a look at ten things to remember that will make your moving day easier.

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What could the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan mean for the region?

July 08, 2015

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

Anyone living in or around Aberdeen will no doubt have heard about the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan, which has recently been approved by Aberdeen City council. But what will the plan mean for the region?

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