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Property market recovery spreads to Scotland - Estate Agent Today

Property market recovery spreads to Scotland -  Estate Agent Today | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Property market recovery spreads to Scotland
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Reports signal Scottish property market recovery

Reports signal Scottish property market recovery | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
There was a glimmer of hope for Scotland’s beleaguered property market as reports signalled hints of a recovery.
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London developers encouraged to invest in Scotland

London-based property investors have said they are more keen to invest in Scotland following a meeting in the capital with a consortium of Scottish cities seeking development partners for economy-enhancing projects.

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Housebuilder upbeat as sales rise

Housebuilder upbeat as sales rise | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Housebuilder Springfield suggests confidence is returning to the housing market, after posting strong first-quarter results. (Housebuilder upbeat as sales rise BBC.
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Cost of renting privately 'up 6%' - Scottish Headlines - Fife Today

Private sector rents rose by nearly 6% over the last year as would-be property buyers were locked out of the market by a lack of mortgage finance, new figures show.
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New code of conduct for factors

New code of conduct for factors | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A law which binds Scottish property managers to a new code of conduct and registration scheme will come into effect on Monday.
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Scots housing market 'still flat'

Scots housing market 'still flat' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish housing market remained flat last month, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Scottish property prices fall - except Edinburgh | myintroducer.com

Scottish property prices fall - except Edinburgh | myintroducer.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The average value of prime Scottish property fell for the fifth consecutive quarter between April and June. Prices have now been flat or falling for two years, slipping by 6% over that time.
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Buyers sought for 'ghost village'

Buyers sought for 'ghost village' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
An abandoned village in Argyll and Bute which has lain unoccupied for more than 35 years is put up for sale.
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New Scottish 'mansion tax' under fire from financial experts | Accountants

New Scottish 'mansion tax' under fire from financial experts | Accountants | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
While Scotland's finance secretary says that anyone purchasing a property in the country that costs less than £325,000 will benefit from a new tax scheme, the new so-called 'mansion tax' has been criticised by financial experts for raising the...
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'Spring bounce' for house sales

'Spring bounce' for house sales | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The number of homes sold in the UK rose sharply in March as the typical spring bounce took hold, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says.
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Home buyers 'thin on the ground'

Home buyers 'thin on the ground' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland's surveyors report that optimism among house sellers is misplaced as buyers remain few and far between.
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First 10 year property analysis in Scotland shows prices up 52.9%

Residential house prices increased in Scotland by 52.9% over the last 10 years and a home now costs £156,428 on average, according to data from the Registers of Scotland.

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The Independence Dividend: Opportunities for the Property Sector

The Independence Dividend: Opportunities for the Property Sector | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scanning the economic horizon to target effective business development is a necessity in any sector. We in the business community will routinely use various tools e.g. a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats), business plans and visioning etc. Many of us have had to develop a capacity for critical thinking and to question populist statements that are presented as ‘facts’ (which are often not really at all, and quickly dissolve under the most basic scrutiny). Most importantly, we have to take a step back and look at the big picture.


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Scotland’s property market show signs of life

Scotland’s property market show signs of life | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland’s commercial property market continued its slow recovery in the opening months of the year as the wider economy gathered pace, new research reveals.
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City shopping centre put up for sale

City shopping centre put up for sale | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
St Enoch shopping centre in Glasgow has been put up for sale by its Canadian owners, Ivanhoe Cambridge.
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Rettie & Co crosses the Tweed

SCOTTISH property agency Rettie & Co is expanding its presence south of the Border after taking over an estate agency in the northern-most town of England.
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AMA seeks new markets to offset loss - Business - Scotsman.com

AMA seeks new markets to offset loss - Business - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
HIGH-END property developer AMA is poised to reap the benefits of an improving housing market as it pushes into new areas, such as student housing after a tough year.
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Boom for first-time buyers amid slump - Property News - Scotsman.com

THE number of first-time buyers in Scotland rose by a fifth in the first half of the year as homes became more affordable in most parts of the country, a survey has revealed.
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Former Flyglobespan HQ to be turned into apartments - Top stories - Scotsman.com

PLANS to turn the former headquarters of failed airline Flyglobespan into new apartments have been given the go-ahead after councillors backed the local community and over-ruled planning officials.
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Edinburgh's million pound streets top Scotland's property rich list

Edinburgh's million pound streets top Scotland's property rich list | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Almost half of the country's most expensive streets are in the capital, according to survey.
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Economic woes hit house prices and sales - Property News - Scotsman.com

HOUSE sales have plummeted by almost 40 per cent since the peak of the boom five years ago, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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Cash lift for first-time buyers

Cash lift for first-time buyers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
War veterans will be among those to benefit from extra cash for schemes aimed at helping first-time buyers, the Scottish government says.
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Scots house price hopes raised for thousands of workers | Herald Scotland

Scots house price hopes raised for thousands of workers | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

THOUSANDS of public-sector workers locked out of the property market for years by rising prices and wage freezes have finally been given hope of owning a home.

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