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First Time Sellers - Second Time Buyers


By Cameron Stephen on 8th Mar 2018

David Lauder, a mortgage adviser at the ESPC in Edinburgh, gives some useful advice for those people thinking of selling and buying in Edinburgh.

Foreign Ownership of UK Residential Property


By Cameron Stephen on 7th Mar 2018

Cameron shares his thoughts on a recent BBC article about the foreign ownership of reidential properties in the UK.

Lack of Housing for First Time Buyers


By Cameron Stephen on 6th Mar 2018

Theresa May has talked about the lack of housing available for First Time Buyers - something we are all too familiar with in Edinburgh.

Canonmills


By Amy Lorimer on 5th Mar 2018

A guide to Canonmills, including history, property and amenities.

Plogging in Edinburgh


By Amy Lorimer on 1st Mar 2018

Plogging has made it's way to Edinburgh but what is it and how can you get involved?

Featured Property: 88 Bingham Broadway


By Jayne McAllister on 27th Feb 2018

New to the market is this lovely and exceptionally spacious house.

Featured Property: 7/7 Portland Gardens


By Jayne McAllister on 22nd Feb 2018

New to the market, this lovely little flat is perfect for a first time buyer or as an investment property.

BoConcept


By Amy Lorimer on 20th Feb 2018

We are big fans of home interiors here at Cameron Stephen & Co. so upon discovering BoConcept, we were hooked. What are they all about?

First Time Buyers as First Time Landlords


By Cameron Stephen on 13th Feb 2018

A recent article highlights a growing trend on First Time Buyers in Edinburgh choosing to become landlords as opposed to buying property to live in.

Love It or List It - An idea for Edinburgh?


By Cameron Stephen on 6th Feb 2018

We've been binge watching Love It or List It and wondering if the concept could work here in Edinburgh.

Leith History - Mulberry Harbours


By Amy Lorimer on 16th Jan 2018

Taking a look back at the history of Leith and it's involvment in World War Ⅱ.

Closing Dates - A Guide for Buyers


By Cameron Stephen on 30th Nov 2017

A guide to understanding closing dates for home buyers offering for properties for sale in Edinburgh.

Portobello Beach


By Amy Lorimer on 16th Nov 2017

Just because we're coming into winter doesn’t mean we can't enjoy Edinburgh's fantatic seaside of Portobello.

Selling Your Home from the Outside


By Amy Lorimer on 9th Nov 2017

When it comes to property, first impressions are key. How can you ensure you create a good one before buyers even get through the door?

5 Tips for Small Kitchens


By Amy Lorimer on 24th Oct 2017

Small kitchens are often a common theme, especially in properties available to First Time Buyers. But how do you go about maximising what you have?

Featured Property: 7/6 Timber Bush, Edinburgh


By Jayne McAllister on 15th Oct 2017

New to the market, this lovely little flat is perfect for a first time buyer or as an investment property.

Scotland Food and Drink Show 2017


By Jenna Lee on 13th Oct 2017

This weekend is the Scotland Food and Drink Show here in Edinburgh. Will we see you there?

10 Facts about the Forth Bridges


By Amy Lorimer on 30th Sep 2017

With the Queensferry Crossing now open, we've been looking at the history of all three Forth Bridges.

Pros and Cons of New Properties


By Amy Lorimer on 22nd Aug 2017

Pros and Cons of New Properties in Edinburgh

First Time Buyer Mythbusters


By Cameron Stephen on 10th Aug 2017

Buying your first home can feel like a minefield. We've been looking to bust some of the myths that cause concern.

Newhaven


By Amy Lorimer on 3rd Aug 2017

A guide to Newhaven, Edinburgh, including history, property and amenities.

How do you decide what to see in The Fringe?


By Amy Lorimer on 1st Aug 2017

With literally thousands of shows, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to see at The edinburgh Festival Fringe. Here's how we do it!

Moving Day with Children


By Amy Lorimer on 24th Jul 2017

Our top tips for moving house with kids.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2017


By Jenna Lee on 14th Jul 2017

Another Edinburgh festival and this one is sure to get your feet tapping.

Reasons to consider a New Build Property


By Amy Lorimer on 11th Jul 2017

New Build properties are sometimes over-looked but they can be a great option for all property buyers, especially first time buyers.

Wildlife in Your Garden this Summer


By Amy Lorimer on 6th Jul 2017

With the summer holidays starting in Edinburgh, we've been thinking about how we can make our outdoor space better for British wildlife.

Protect Your Home Whilst You Holiday


By Amy Lorimer on 28th Jun 2017

The summer holiday season is upon us and whilst your mind has turned to sunshine, have you considered proctecting your home whilst you holiday?

Edinburgh's Best Films


By Amy Lorimer on 21st Jun 2017

With the Edinburgh Film Festival starting this week we have a look at some of the best movies which have been filmed in Edinburgh.

Film Fest in the City 2017


By Jenna Lee on 16th Jun 2017

The Edinburgh Film Festival 2017 launches next week and Film Fest in the City is on at St Andrews Square this weeken. Here's what to expect.

Leith Links


By Amy Lorimer on 23rd May 2017

A guide to the Leith Links area of Leith, Edinburgh, including history, property and amenities.

Musselburgh


By Amy Lorimer on 19th May 2017

A guide to Musselburgh area of East Lothian, including history, property and amenities.

Rise in 25-34 year olds Living with Parents


By Amy Lorimer on 17th May 2017

There has been a massive rise in the number of young adults living with their parents. Why is that?

Shared Ownership of Rental Property and Tax


By Cameron Stephen on 16th May 2017

Buy to let properties: Can you save some tax by changing the shares of ownership?

Noting Interest in a Property in Edinburgh


By Cameron Stephen on 15th May 2017

A short guide to understanding Noting Interest for home buyers offering for properties in and around Edinburgh.

Myths of Low Cost Estate Agents


By Jayne McAllister on 13th May 2017

Cameron Stephen and Co. solicitors and estate agents in Edinburgh debunk the myths of low cost estate agents.

Making Your Home Smart


By Amy Lorimer on 12th May 2017

It seems as though we have reached a new age in technology. Our houses are no longer just bricks but they now have brains too!

How to prepare your property for viewings


By Amy Lorimer on 11th May 2017

Your photos have done the trick and people want to come see your property for themselves. How can you make sure you leave a lasting impression?

Why we have to sell and buy on the same day?


By Cameron Stephen on 9th May 2017

First time seller's questions answered: why do we have to sell and buy in the same day?

Home Improvement Hacks for First Time Buyers


By Amy Lorimer on 8th May 2017

You've just bought your first home and it's now time to put your stamp on it. But buying property is expensive so here's our hacks to save some money!

Featured Property: 3/10 Cornwallis Place


By Cameron Stephen on 6th May 2017

This month we are delighted to feature this beautifully refurbished top floor flat situated at the edge of Edinburgh's famous New Town.

Bringing Spring Indoors


By Amy Lorimer on 4th May 2017

We're not all fortunate enough to have a garden so here's some ideas for bringing the feeling of Spring into your home.

What Type of Buyer are You?


By Cameron Stephen on 3rd May 2017

How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beany got us thinking about what type of buyer a person may be.

Portobello


By Amy Lorimer on 2nd May 2017

A guide to Musselburgh area of East Lothian, including history, property and amenities.

First Time Buyers - Budgeting Guide


By Amy Lorimer on 1st May 2017

Working out the budget for a first time buyer to improve your chances of finding the right property for you and offering successfully.

The Shore, Leith


By Amy Lorimer on 27th Apr 2017

A guide to The Shore area of Leith, Edinburgh, including history, property and amenities.

Goodbye Hygge, Hello Lagom!


By Amy Lorimer on 25th Apr 2017

Throughout 2016 the interiors of people's homes was dominated by the hygge style. In 2017 however, it's all about lagom.

Our Fixed Price Estate Agency Philosophy


By Amy Lorimer on 25th Apr 2017

An interview with Cameron to explain The Cameron Stephen Fixed Price Estate Agency Fee philosophy.

Making the Most of Victorian Terraces


By Amy Lorimer on 21st Apr 2017

The recent edition of Home and Garden features a Victorian Terrace home which is beautifully decorated to maximise it's features.

Using Social Media to Help Sell Your Home


By Jayne McAllister on 18th Apr 2017

Social Media is a powerful tool! Here's what we do for you when selling your property but we also encourage you to do the same.

Why does Leith not have a Starbucks?


By Cameron Stephen on 13th Apr 2017

The so-called Starbucks Effect has yet to hit Leith - why is that?

What to do when you complete the sale?


By Fiona Duff on 12th Apr 2017

A guide to explain to the seller what happens on the date they complete the sale of their property with an estate agents in Edinburgh.

Selling your Property: Alterations Made


By Fiona Duff on 10th Apr 2017

Our brief explanation of what consents and documents are required for alterations to your property when you come to selling in Edinburgh.

First Time Buyers - Now the Offer's Accepted?


By Cameron Stephen on 7th Apr 2017

A guide for first time buyers when their offer on a property has been verbally accepted either by negotiation or at a closing date.

How do I get the best price for my property?


By Cameron Stephen on 6th Apr 2017

A brief guide to the property market in Edinburgh in Spring 2017.

Is LBTT working for Scotland?


By Cameron Stephen on 3rd Apr 2017

The recent article in the Herald suggests not.

Closing Dates - A Guide for Sellers


By Jayne McAllister on 31st Mar 2017

Our brief explanation of Closing Dates when selling properties in Scotland from the seller’s point of view and states the position as at March 2017.

Making the Most of Small Properties


By Cameron Stephen on 30th Mar 2017

With property prices in Edinburgh still rising, even small flats can be very expensive but don't be put off as a first time buyer.

What's included when you buy a property?


By Fiona Duff on 29th Mar 2017

Our brief explanation for first time buyers of what you can expect to be included when buying a property in Edinburgh.

Statutory Repairs Notices when Selling


By Fiona Duff on 25th Mar 2017

Our guide explaining Statutory Repairs Notices and how they can affect the sale of your property in Edinburgh.

Help to Buy ISAs - Explained - Part Two


By Fiona Duff on 21st Mar 2017

Explaining what you need to do and what we do nearer to the completion of your property purchase in order to claim and receive the bonus.

Help to Buy ISAs - Explained - Part One


By Fiona Duff on 20th Mar 2017

Confused by Help to Buy ISA? Let us explain to you about the Help to Buy: ISA Scheme and how it can benefit first time buyers.

Does Under Offer mean Sold?


By Fiona Duff on 19th Mar 2017

Our guide for sellers as to the difference between a property being under offer and being sold.

What are you expected to leave when you sell?


By Jayne McAllister on 16th Mar 2017

We explain what is usually included in the price when you sell your property in Edinburgh and what is not included.

Home Reports: How long do they last for?


By Cameron Stephen on 14th Mar 2017

Our brief guide to explain the home report and the uncommon process of updating them.

How important are photos when selling?


By Jayne McAllister on 12th Mar 2017

A guide to explain the importance of good professional photos as part of marketing your property.

Land & Buildings Transaction Tax - LBTT


By Cameron Stephen on 9th Mar 2017

Our brief comments on this tax and whether or not it is achieving its goals.

Fixed Price Estate Agent or Commission?


By Jayne McAllister on 7th Mar 2017

We explain the difference in the fees charged by Estate Agents in Edinburgh and what this means to the final costs when selling your home in Edinburgh

Property Brochures - Are they still worth it?


By Cameron Stephen on 3rd Mar 2017

Printed property brochures add the cost of marketing and so we explain why they are still necessary.

What is a Home Report?


By Cameron Stephen on 1st Mar 2017

Our brief explanation of Home Reports if you are selling your property in Edinburgh.

Should I be worried about the EPC rating?


By Cameron Stephen on 28th Feb 2017

The EPC is the Energy Performance Certificatre and it forms part of the home report for your property when you sell.

When can I start looking for my new home?


By Cameron Stephen on 21st Feb 2017

Our brief guide to explain when you should start looking for your new home once your home is under offer.

When do we set a closing date for offers?


By Cameron Stephen on 19th Feb 2017

Our brief guide explaining when and why we set a closing date when selling property in Edinburgh.

The Best Time of Year to Sell my Property?


By Cameron Stephen on 16th Feb 2017

Our short guide to explain the current property market in Edinburgh and it's trends.

What is my property in Edinburgh worth?


By Cameron Stephen on 8th Feb 2017

We explain how you can find out the value of your property by yourself or using an estate agent in Edinburgh.

House prices up by 4% on average in Scotland


By Cameron Stephen on 3rd Feb 2017

The latest ROS Scottish House Price Index figures might come as a surprise to buyers and sellers in Edinburgh.

How to keep house prices low for generations?


By Cameron Stephen on 2nd Feb 2017

Our summary of and views on this BBC News article in November 2016.

About Cameron Stephen and Co.


By Cameron Stephen on 1st Feb 2017

All about Cameron Stephen and Co. solicitors and estate agents in Leith, Edinburgh.