Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2016 and the prospects for 2017.

Bruce de Wert Let us start with Brexit. I am very happy to report that, despite the doomsayers, the public shrugged it off! We were delighted to find that nobody in the buying and selling market saw it as an issue. And this despite the politicians getting into [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:00:36+00:00December 21st, 2016|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

North of Scotland property review of 2013 and prospects for 2014

I'll start off with a large dollop of good news issued by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. They expect, in 2014, a rise in prices, throughout Scotland, of 7%. I'm happy to say that I believe that a price rise will come to the North of Scotland. This is [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:27:00+00:00December 20th, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Housing boom predicted – but not consistent rising prices…yet!

Confidence! I mentioned that in my last article and, boy, do we now have it in spades!  All the pundits are predicting a housing boom. Some doomsayers are even predicting a housing bubble!  Amazing to think that, only a year ago, there was still a lot of doubt. Not any [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:29:43+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Housing market confidence!

The Headlines   •           Confidence in the property market is much higher than it has been of late.   •           Sales picked up in December and have kept up momentum.   •           Mortgages are becoming easier and cheaper to obtain.   •           There is a great deal of borrowing activity [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:31:47+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency|

Property 2013 – the prospects for Caithness and Sutherland

Imagine the scene - a darkened room, an old crone with a shawl over her head and the crystal ball centred on the table. Draw up a chair whilst I (the old crone) gaze into the future.... First to say is that the omens are better than for a long [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:32:32+00:00January 17th, 2013|Property Law and Estate Agency|

A good time to buy in Caithness and Sutherland!

  In Caithness and Sutherland, specifically, there is no question about it. Prices are dropping - and quite steeply. The statistics for the Highland region, as a whole, are a drop of 4.4% but that, of course, includes Inverness which always seems to do rather better than the rest of [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:34:46+00:00November 7th, 2012|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

What is a ‘refreshed’ Home Report?

In today’s market, prices can be volatile and, generally, are moving downwards. If the valuation report you are looking at is more than a few months old then it might well be worthwhile to have it refreshed. Effectively, this means that the surveyor is sent back the report and asked [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:10:09+00:00October 15th, 2012|Property Law and Estate Agency|

Property sales up but prices down in Caithness and Sutherland

Recent national headlines, to this effect, mirror my own experience, here in the Far North. HM Revenue and Customs reported that there has been an 11% rise in house sales this year and I would certainly confirm that house sales are definitely up. There is speculation, with which I tend [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:15:23+00:00August 9th, 2012|Property Law and Estate Agency|

Upsurge in house sales for Caithness property market

Having had a strong start to the year, particularly a very buoyant March, this flattened somewhat only to revive again about a month ago. In the last two weeks we have had acceptable offers for approximately 15 properties. This is a significant uplift in the market. Long may it continue! [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:16:44+00:00July 9th, 2012|Property Law and Estate Agency|

Property market – has spring sprung early in Caithness and Sutherland?

Bruce de Wert asks does an increase in property sales and low interest rates mean that spring 2012 is time to make your move?

By |2019-12-13T12:23:53+00:00February 29th, 2012|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|