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Sometimes it’s good to be an ‘anorak’

I had one of those sleepless nights last night – you know the one where a little chink of worry slips into your brain about 3.00am. It started with me worrying about when (and not ‘if’) interest rates go up – was I adequately prepared? The sensible, prepared part of my brain knew that my [...]

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Holiday rentals – the bees knees

I love my holiday rentals. They are based in Edinburgh, which benefits from an all year round tourist trade. It’s a great place to visit, full of history, culture and fabulous architecture. Obviously people come for the marvellous international festival, but also for short breaks, romantic weekends and the Rugby 6 nations championship (alas, usually [...]

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I don’t have a crystal ball

I get asked “when will property prices start to rise” all the time. I also get spammed with all manner of data about rises which are invariably averaged and skew the value of the data. Chatter, chatter, chatter. I am not sure of the point of all this speculation, except to find headlines or make [...]

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Property Sourcing – the ethical drivers

Here at Your Property Shop we regularly source some wonderful deals for our investors. Wonderful to an investor means obtained at significantly below the current market value. But is it wonderful for the vendor? Well, you know what – it should be. Sometimes we come across people who have found themselves in difficult and trying [...]

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