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Edinburgh’s new skyline welcoming opportunities for buyers and sellers – is it for everyone?

July 23, 2021
Ellie McCallum
Hello St James Quarter! It has been no surprise the anticipation and excitement carried with this new development - it has been the topic of conversation from the very beginning and to now visit in person, it is simply wonderful. From the skylight ceiling to the traditional stone walls there is plenty to please everybody. The £1bn asset has welcomed a mass opening of jobs through more than 40 retailers including brands that are distinct to the capital bringing a new energy when shopping. Comb
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The rise of home offices and how our buying decisions are changing

May 18, 2021
Ellie McCallum
We have spent the past year working from home and have realised how successful it has been for many, resulting in it becoming the new normal. Our kitchen worktops and sofas are no longer where we spend backbreaking hours, and we are now being creative with our homes and the spaces available. Bedrooms are being moved around to allow space for desks and balance out our work and personal lives. TK Maxx, Ikea, Next Home and Habitat are our new favourite shops to name a few. Home offices are on th
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New on the scene: The first successful month during a pandemic

April 20, 2021
Ellie McCallum
Starting any new business is exciting yet requires plenty of preparation and a clear vision, it is also challenging if you are entering a competitive space with businesses that have been in the game for a long period of time. In order to fit in, as well as stand out, you need to have something different and unique. What is your USP? What will set you apart from a busy crowd? Who are your target audience? Once you discover the answers to these questions, you can think about your goals for the
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First Home, First Served!

April 1, 2021
Ellie McCallum
This is no April Fool’s joke! Applications have reopened for the First Home Fund which means first-time buyers can receive up to £25,000 to help boost their deposit and successfully, secure that dream home. Understandably, not everyone is fortunate enough to buy a property without any sort of help and that is why schemes like this are important to take full use of. Grab it with both hands! In the UK, the average age of a first-time home buyer is 34 years with many wanting to buy sooner. There
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The Paperless Agent

March 19, 2021
Ellie McCallum
Go on admit it, we’ve all been handed a piece of paper with important information and lost it. You spend ages sifting through other bits of paper, looking under the bed, resorting to blaming your partner or worse case “the dog must have chewed it”. Wouldn’t things be a lot easier if we just stopped writing so much down? Personally, I used to always love noting things down in my fancy notepad in a super swish pen that popped with several colours, however, today, I can’t think of anything worse