11th September, 2014 BACK TO ALL PODCASTS

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With the vote on Scottish independence a week away, we thought this would be an excellent time to ask: should you buy property in Scotland?

As well as speculating about the impact of the independence vote, we also covered:

  • The differences in the property buying process in Scotland and England (Nick Stott’s excellent guest post gives more detail)
  • What you need to know about the important differences in rental legislation
  • What areas you might look to buy in (including how you’ve probably missed the boat on Aberdeen, but this Guardian article makes for fascinating reading)
  • Whether now is a good time to buy, and what the next few years might hold

For all the details, just listen to the episode. And thank you to Martin Gordon for his voicemail that prompted us into action!

Resource of the week

Ever had a piece of technology break on you? Of course you have. Do you deal with it by moaning about it for a while before going out to buy a brand new one? Well, we do…but we have no excuses, especially now we know about ifixit.com.

The site has user-contributed repair guides for a staggering range of different items – from cars to phones, and a lot in-between. If you consider yourself a bit handy, dig out your soldering iron because chances are whatever ill has befallen your tech, there will be a guide telling you how you can easily fix it.

News this week

We read fascinating story in The Economist this week, comparing housing bubbles across Europe.

The article shows how housing markets in European countries took one of two different paths after the crash…and the ones that avoided the major downturn (like England, Norway, Belgium and others) are far from in the clear – with no clear path for governments as to how to deal with it.

This week’s mentions

As we announced last week, all our video courses in The Property Hub are being made free over the coming weeks – and the first one is The Paperless Property System.

If you want to run a hyper-efficient property business from anywhere in the world, using free online tools…well, just click the link and we’ll show you how!

Join the conversation

Are there any other important differences to the buying or renting process in Scotland that we missed?

Where in Scotland are you buying, and do you think independence will affect prices?

We’d love to know, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!

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