House sales in Highlands and Islands up 40% in December

The property market in the Highlands and Islands has ended 2015 with very strong sales in December. Early figures from the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) indicate that sales for the month will be up by 40% on December 2014.

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Highland house prices rise as market continues to strengthen

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), leaders in Highland properties sales for more than 30 years, show that average house prices and total sale value both increased in 2014.

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Highland property sales at their strongest since 2008

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) show that the property market in the Highlands and Islands is continuing to build on the positive results achieved in the first half of 2014.

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Highland house sales up 16% in 2013

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), leaders in Highland properties sales for more than 30 years, show that the number of houses sold during 2013 increased by 16% on the figures for 2012.

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Community urged to attend local plan consultation

Kintore and District Community Council is urging members of the local communities to take part in a consultation for the Local Development Plan on Wednesday (November 6) at 7.00pm in Kintore School.

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Snow Goose penthouse apartment on the Ythan Estuary at Newburgh

It is no surprise that The Quay at Newburgh won a number of industry awards when it opened. Built on a traditional quay overlooking the picturesque Ythan Estuary, the development enjoys a waterside location that is unique in the North-east of Scotland.

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Highland house prices down 1.8% in 2012

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) show that average house prices in the Highlands were down marginally in 2012. The average house price for 2012 was £163,012 – 1.8% down on 2011.

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Donside reports strong interest in buy-to-rent

Chap Homes, who are developing the Donside village in Aberdeen in partnership with Tenants First Housing Co-operative, report that more than a third of recent apartment sales are to people buying to rent.

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95% mortgages available at Donside as new scheme bridges deposit gap

Buyers of homes at Aberdeen’s Donside village development can now benefit from a new scheme that could allow them to purchase a new home with a deposit of only 5%.

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First phase of homes occupied at Donside in Aberdeen

The first phase of 42 homes at the Donside village development are now occupied and the first homes on phase two of the Aberdeen riverside development are being released for sale.

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Highland house prices down 2% in 2011

Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), the leader in the Highland property market for more than 30 years, has released its 2011 results, showing that average house prices in the area dropped 2% last year.

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Refurbished Highland property centre opens its doors

Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has completed the refurbishment of its property centre in Queensgate, Inverness.

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At 26, Steven Black becomes vice chair of Britain’s largest housing co-operative

Steven Black, has been elected vice chairman of Tenants First Housing Co-operative – Britain’s largest housing co-operative. At 26 he is believed to be the youngest vice chair in more than 200 social landlords in Scotland, including housing authorities, associations and co-operatives.

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First homes released for sale at new Donside development in Aberdeen

The first release of 13 homes at the new Donside village development in Aberdeen has gone on on the market, with prices starting at £140,750. Chap Homes reports strong interest in the new development, with a large number of enquiries and one reservation received already.
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Tenants First chair wins Committee Member of the Year Award

For the second time in four years, the chair of Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been awarded the Helen McGregor Award as the ‘Committee Member of the Year’ by EVH, a trade association for Scottish Housing Associations.
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Joint venture agreement to drive Donside village development in Aberdeen

Tenants First Housing Co-operative and Chap Homes Ltd have entered into a joint-venture agreement to build the Donside housing development on the former Donside Paper Mill site in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
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Highland house prices hold up in August

The average house price in the Highlands increased by almost 4% in the three months to the end of August, compared to figures for the previous quarter, according to the latest statistics released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre.
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Highland house prices increase 2% in June

House prices in the Highlands and Islands edged upwards during June. According to the latest figures released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre. The average house price was up 2% on the figures for June 2010.

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HSPC takes greener option for Property Review

Highland Solicitors Property Centre is taking a further significant step in its aim to improve its environmental performance.

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Record enquiries point to growing pent-up demand for Highland property

The latest report by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre shows continuing growth in the number of enquiries being handled by the centre.

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£5 million European urban regeneration loan for Donside Urban Village

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has secured a £5 million loan for the social housing element at the Donside Urban Village development in Aberdeen. The funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) was provided by The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC).

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House prices up in Highlands as year of mixed fortunes ends

Average house prices in the Highlands ended 2010 2% up on the same period in 2009, according to the latest figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC). The figures show the average house price in the Highlands was £170,004 in the final quarter of 2010, up £2,851 from the end of 2009.

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Highland runner wins trophy on his first-ever marathon

Hugh Campbell, from Portree, Isle of Skye is the 2010 winner of the Gerald Cooper Memorial Cup, presented by Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) to the first resident from the Highlands across the line in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon.

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Work to start next month on Aberdeen’s Donside Urban Village

Work is due to start work next month on the construction of a new £55 million urban village on the 25-acre site of the former Donside Paper Mill in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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HSPC launches Premier Properties brand for up-market homes in Highlands

The Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has launched a new brand, Premier Properties, to specialise in up-market homes in the Highlands and Islands.

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Historic £55 million housing boost for North East

The biggest development of low cost homes ever built in the North East will form part of a new urban village on the site of a former paper mill beside the River Don in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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Official opening of Scotland’s first super-efficient homes from Canada

The first Canadian Super E affordable houses in Scotland will be opened on Thursday (May 20) in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen by Sushma Gera, Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom.

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Alex Salmond opens Cafe Connect

The opening of Café Connect in Broad Street, Fraserburgh, by Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, is the realisation of a vision for an internet café that will provide particular benefit for disabled and disadvantaged people in the Aberdeenshire town.

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Tenants First success in community art bid

Tenants First Housing Co-operative is celebrating support from the National Lottery-funded ‘Inspiring Communities’ scheme for its award-winning Roanheads development in Peterhead.

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Tenants First Annual Report published

The 2008-09 Annual Report of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative, has been published.

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Tenants First wins award for Residential Development of the Year

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been named as the winner of the Social Residential Housing Development of the Year in the Herald Property Awards 2009.

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Funding support extends NE ethnic minority housing initiative

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has received funding that will allow it to continue its pioneering ethnic minority housing project for a third year.
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Steven becomes Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor

Steven Black, from Peterhead, has been appointed as Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor.

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Canadian High Commissioner marks energy-efficient homes deal

The Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, James R Wright marked a deal with Tenants First Housing Co-operative for energy-efficient Canadian timber homes. The High Commissioner was in Aberdeen to attend All Energy 09, Britain’s largest renewables technology exhibition.

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Glasgow housing co-op becomes part of Britain’s largest

Four Walls Housing Co-operative in Glasgow has reached agreement to become part of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative, based in Aberdeen. Read More...

Housing co-operative launches zero-carbon housing programme

Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative [based in Aberdeen}, is launching a quest to develop high-quality, carbon-neutral housing. Read More...
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