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Buying a house, letting accommodation
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Essential viewing - select the local site for your area
Scottish property and real estate throughout Central Scotland. This site and the SSPC site have more listings for Scottish properties than any of the sites below and both are well worth a look.
Note that many of the above are dominated by purely estate agents and the
same property will likely appear on many of the above sites. Solicitors
tend to only put their properties in the SSPC guides, so there is minimal
overlap with other sites.
(Edinburgh Evening News, Edinburgh area only)
Essential viewing if you want a brand new house, the other sites and
publications are generally hopeless at distributing information on new
The following sites are good places to look for a mortgage
http://www.moneyextra.com/ (personal favourite)
(the search engine behind Tesco Finance, Interactive Investor)
(search has to be started from the beginning if you change anything)
The majority of property in Scotland is sold through solicitors offering
an estate agency service. The Scottish Solicitors Property Centre site at
has links to the various local centres around Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside, Highlands, Perth, Aberdeen, etc) which cover properties for each particular area. Each site has a convenient computerised matching service.
This system is really convenient but is so efficient it can lead to
a large number of people chasing after a small number of highly
desirable properties. You can sometimes pick up a bargain by specifying
you are interested in all areas.
Solicitors have a particularly high market penetration in the cities, and sell over 92% of Edinburgh properties for instance. However, in more rural locations and in smaller towns, the balance is not so one sided and may be around 50/50 split between estate agents and solicitors in these places.
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