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The Importance of a Pre-Sale Valuation

A pre-sale valuation is a key part in selling your home and it is essential that you carry out this procedure to ensure you get the best price.

VMH Top tips for selling your property when you have kids

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If you’re in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, why not take this opportunity to view some potential holiday rental or buy-to-let properties.
As interest rates are at an all-time low it’s a great time to purchase a second property as a holiday rental or as a buy-to-let property. It’s also a great source of income and Edinburgh is a fab place to buy.

EPPG Property Chat; Why downsizing in the current market might just be the right time…

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EPPG Property Chat: Unparalleled & Remarkable Property Demand Surge in Edinburgh & the Lothians

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VMH Area Focus: Leith Walk 

So why should you move to Leith Walk? Here, we reveal everything you need to know about one of Edinburgh’s most popular areas. 

LBTT changes in Scotland – What do you need to know?

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EPPG Property Chat: LBTT changes & more investment in the First Home Fund for First Time Buyers – What does this mean for you?

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Edinburgh & Lothians Property Market Takes Off with Haste in First Week of Official Re-opening

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EPPG Property chat – Preparing your home for sale

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Road Out of Lockdown Part II

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The kitchen is the heart of the home

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The safe but progressive route out of lockdown for the Scottish property market

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EDINBURGH PROPERTY ASKING PRICES: what is the difference between fixed price, offers over and offers around?

At VMH we quite often get asked: What is the difference between offers around, offers over and fixed price properties? So we have detailed the meaning of each for both the buyer and the seller.

EPPG Property Chat: Dramatic increase in property activity in dynamic and resilient East Central Scotland market

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First Time Buyer Schemes

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First Time Buyer Tips

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‘You are what you tweet’ – The Power of Social Media

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THE NEW NORMAL – The Market Post Lockdown

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WHY CHOOSE A SOLICITOR ESTATE AGENT? Advice from Edinburgh Pro-active Property Group

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WHY CHOOSE A SOLICITOR ESTATE AGENT? Advice from Edinburgh Pro-active Property Group

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Edinburgh Pro-Active Property Group: How to prepare for a future sale or purchase in the current climate

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Edinburgh Pro-active Property Group

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COVID-19: Advice for property buyers and sellers in Scotland

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VMH “Hello, Spring!”

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VMH Feature Property: 12/2 Lennox Street, Edinburgh

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VMH Area Focus: Corstorphine

Lying approximately 3.5 miles west of Edinburgh’s city centre you will find Corstorphine, considered now to be a suburb of the capital.

VMH Feature Property: 23 Woodville Terrace, Edinburgh

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Valentine’s Day – Love Your Home

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VMH Area Focus: Newhaven & Trinity

Newhaven and Trinity are two of the most desirable locations in Edinburgh for those looking to buy.

VMH FEATURE PROPERTY: 125/4 Morrison Street, Edinburgh

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A Look Back At 2019’s Property Market Trends

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Winter Offer: No Upfront Fees

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VMH Area Focus: New Town, Edinburgh

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VMH Feature Property: 12 Restalrig Gardens, Edinburgh

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Haunted Edinburgh – Our Top Historical Places to Visit this Halloween

October is the month of spooky goings-on and mishaps. You may be looking towards Edinburgh to get your fix of ghost and ghoul hunting. But where should you start looking? Luckily, we at VMH have comprised a list of the most haunted places in Edinburgh.

VMH Area Focus: Easter Road

Derived simply from the Eastern Road to Leith, Easter Road nowadays is a thriving ecosystem with streets and passages to many further areas of Edinburgh.

VMH Feature Property: 58/2 Ashley Terrace, Shandon

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VMH Area Focus: Morningside

The urban area lies in the south-west of Edinburgh, around 2-3 miles from the city centre and has formerly homed some of Scotland’s most famous writers including Ian Rankin and J.K. Rowling.

VMH Feature Property: 25 Blackie Road, Leith Links

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VMH Area Focus: Leith Links

Follow the route down Leith walk and you will arrive at the docks district of Edinburgh, Leith Links: an area rich in fascinating historical events.

VMH Area Focus: Towns of Midlothian

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VMH FEATURE PROPERTY: 28/72 Roseburn Place

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VMH Feature Property: 66 Duddingston Road West

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VMH Feature Property: 106 (4f1) Raeburn Place

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VMH Solicitors Family Homes For Sale

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VMH Area Focus: Portobello

Portobello property is always sought after and the seaside suburb lies four miles east of the city centre and is perfect for families and those looking to commute to the city for work.

Feature Property: 33 Glasgow Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh

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Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) Explained

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2019 Edinburgh Property Market Update

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Feature Property: 38 Corstorphine Hill Avenue, Corstorphine

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New Year, New Home For 2019

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Feature Property: 19/15 Johns Place, Leith Links

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Feature Property: 94 Baberton Mains Drive, Baberton

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VMH Staff Focus: Stacey Wilson

Welcome to the ninth instalment of the VMH, Edinburgh property, ”Get to Know the Team” series. Today we are getting to know Stacey that little bit better…

Featured Property: 15/8 Falcon Road West 

Located in the much sought-after area of Morningside, 15/8 Falcon Road West is a dream property that is already beginning to catch much attention

Top 5 bars in Leith, Edinburgh 

Often regarded as the vibrant and culture-centric hub of Edinburgh, Leith is a fantastic place to grab a drink or two. Here are our top 5 bars in Leith:

VMH staff focus: Shannon Napier

Welcome to the eighth instalment of the VMH, Edinburgh property, ”Get to Know the Team” series. Today we are getting to know Shannon that little bit better…

2018 Edinburgh Property Market Update Q2

The market in Edinburgh shows no sign of slowing down this year. If anything, successfully purchasing that 1st or subsequent property has become more challenging!

VMH staff focus: Clare Myles

Welcome to the seventh instalment of the VMH ”Get to Know the Team” series. Today we are getting to know Clare that little bit better…

Featured property: 5B/3 Greenhill Park

Located in one of the most desirable areas of Edinburgh, 5B/3 Greenhill Park is a property that will not be on the market for very long.

Featured property: 4A South Gray Street

Located in the highly desirable area of Newington, Edinburgh, 4A South Gray Street is a home that you simply have to see to believe…

VMH staff focus: Philip Cannon

Welcome to the sixth instalment of the VMH ”Get to Know the Team” series. Today we are getting to know Philip that little bit better…

Everything you need to know about closing dates

Everything you need to know about closing dates

Featured property: 43 Clermiston Crescent

Located in the highly-sought after area of Clermiston, 43 Clermiston Crescent is a property that is sure to attract a lot of attention.

VMH staff focus: Michelle Graham

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the VMH ”Get to Know the Team” series. Today we are getting to know Michelle that little bit better…

Top 5 walking routes of Edinburgh

Whether you’re a tourist visiting the capital for the weekend or you’re lucky enough to be a permanent resident, Edinburgh is home to some pretty amazing walking routes for you to enjoy.

VMH staff focus: Leanne McArthur

Here’s our fourth instalment of the VMH ‘’Get to Know the Team’’ series. This time we are getting to know Leanne that little bit better…

Top 5 restaurants in Edinburgh

Despite the world thinking we eat haggis every day, Edinburgh does in fact offer a variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy with your friends or family.

VMH staff focus: Diane Fairbairn

Here’s our third instalment of the VMH ”Get to Know the Team” segment. Today we are getting to know Diane that little bit better. Enjoy!

Featured Property: 7/5 Sandport

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s trendy Shore district, 7/5 Sandport is certainly a property that won’t be on the market for very long…

2018 Edinburgh Property Market Prediction

The 2018 Edinburgh property market is shaping up to be much the same as 2017.  Ultimately, there is a chronic shortage of supply, especially at the lower end/entry level, with demand for traditional tenement flats in popular parts of the city far exceeding availability.

Top five events in Edinburgh, 2018

From gin enthusiasts to music fanatics, take a look at our top five events in Edinburgh, 2018.

Featured property: 44/2 North Castle Street

Set within a pair of A-listed classical houses, 44/2 North Castle Street is truly a property fit for a King and a Queen.

5 Steps to declutter your home this Christmas

We know that sitting down to declutter your home can seem like a challenge but it’s best to tackle it one room at a time. Here’s our five steps to decluttering your home this Christmas.

Edinburgh property focus: Canonmills

Canonmills is a district of Edinburgh that lies to the south east of the Royal Botanic Gardens and east of Stockbridge. Derived from the Canons of Holyrood and the mills on the Water of Leith, Canonmills is a much sought-after location for aspiring homeowners.

Featured Property: 4/1 Powderhall Rigg

Situated in the tranquil, leafy area of Broughton, 4/1 Powderhall Rigg is a property which offers an ideal home or investment opportunity.

The importance of having strong and regular communication with your property agent

The importance of having strong and regular communication with your property agent

Edinburgh Halloween: The complete 2017 guide

This Edinburgh Halloween is sure to be one of the most entertaining ones yet! Find out what our top suggestions to do in Edinburgh this Halloween are:

Featured property: The Old School House

Situated in the scenic, yet equally breathtaking, village of Whitehill, The Old School House really is a property worth leaving the capital to view.

How to sell your home: The complete step-by-step guide

Looking to sell your property but not sure where to start? The decisions you make on this journey could either save or cost you thousands of pounds. That’s why we stress the importance of having the entire sale process mapped out.

Take a look at our step-by-step guide to selling your home:

Visiting Edinburgh: The great city guide

Edinburgh is such a fantastic city (even if we are a little biased). It’s packed with vast amounts of history, culture and beauty.
So, with so much to see where do you start? Here are a few places that should definitely appear on your must-see list whilst you’re visiting Edinburgh.

VMH Edinburgh staff focus: Caron Henderson

Here at VMH Edinburgh we love hearing all about you, but we thought we’d put together a little questionnaire so that you can get to know us better. Introducing our first team member: Caron Henderson.

You’ve got multiple offers on your home: What to do next?

Selling up can be an exciting time, but what if your home has attracted so much interest that you’ve ended up with multiple offers on it? In a very competitive Edinburgh property market this is not an uncommon occurrence.

South Gyle featured property: 3 Gogarloch Haugh

Located in a pleasant residential development in the western area of Edinburgh, this 3-bedroom South Gyle property could be the ideal move for you.

Edinburgh property focus: Bruntsfield

Bruntsfield is situated just a short distance from the city centre, in between Tollcross and Morningside. This diverse and popular area has many appealing qualities and is a great part of the city to live in.

Edinburgh property market update

The Edinburgh property market continues to perform well with prices growing by 2.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2017.

What to look for when buying your first Edinburgh property

When buying your first Edinburgh property there are a number of important items you must check, and questions you must ask, to ensure you know absolutely everything you need to about the property.

Five reasons to sell your Edinburgh property with a Solicitor Estate Agent

Selling your home with a full-service agency backing you comes with a raft of advantages.

How to make space in a small flat

No one wants to feel claustrophobic in their home and living in a small flat can sometimes seem more cramped than cosy. But there are some tips and tricks to make space in a small flat and make it seem more spacious.

Edinburgh property: Focus on Newington

This vibrant area in the south side of Edinburgh is only a 15-minute walk from Princes Street and is the main hub of Edinburgh’s student community.

Edinburgh property tips: Why it’s essential to make those repairs before selling

Viewings are essential to selling your Edinburgh property, so don’t leave this make or break process to chance; give yourself every advantage possible and make those repairs before going to market.

Property Focus: East Lothian

Birthplace of the Scottish flag and officially one of the sunniest areas of Scotland, East Lothian, which borders Edinburgh and Midlothian, is an ideal location for those looking to live near the capital.

Edinburgh property market update: Good news for those selling family homes and for first-time buyers

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FEATURED PROPERTY: 7 Baberton Mains Crescent, Edinburgh

This week’s featured property is 7 Baberton Mains, which offers the sought-after qualities of being close to Edinburgh city centre with a ‘leafy retreat’ feel.

Questions you should be asking when viewing a property

It is hugely important to know what questions you should be asking when viewing a property.

Edinburgh property focus: New Town

Often regarded as a masterpiece of city planning, Edinburgh New Town is one property location you should definitely consider.

Noisy neighbours? Here’s how to help strengthen that relationship

Noisy neighbours can be the bugbear of any happy family. However, there are a number of steps you can take to help ensure the relationship between you and your neighbour can be either strengthened or repaired.

Fall in LOVE with Edinburgh property this Valentine’s Day

February is known as the month of love and companionship and for us at VMH, that means pairing you with the perfect Edinburgh property!

Edinburgh property market BOOMING: Get your property listed now!

The Edinburgh property market is currently thriving and we are selling properties like hotcakes here at VMH Edinburgh.

Selling your first home: A step by step guide

Sometimes it can be hard to say goodbye to your first home but buying a new one comes with so many great benefits such as more space, a better location and more added features.

No upfront fees if you act now!

This year has seen property market conditions in Edinburgh and the Lothians improve with a high number of ready-buyers, but not enough available properties to meet the demand.

Edinburgh property prices continue to offer value for money

Edinburgh property prices continue to offer value for money, according to data released in December.

Top tips for maintaining your property during the winter months

Maintaining your property is one of the most important aspects of being a homeowner or landlord, even more so in winter time.

Celebrating 30 years of VMH

If you have been following our social media accounts recently you’ll know that we celebrated turning 30 recently!

FEATURED PROPERTY: The Pines, Edinburgh

In a perfect location for the family not wanting to live in the heart of Edinburgh, but also not too far away to just be out of reach of all it has to offer; The Pines could be the perfect property for your growing family.

Tips for selling your property if you have pets

Most property owners these days will have a pet of some kind. Even though you love them and they are dear to you, having a pet can somewhat upset your chances of selling your property if you don’t take a few easy steps.

Why you should get your property listed before the end of the year

Deciding when it is best to list your property can be a rather difficult task. It might be hard to pinpoint an ideal time of the year to list your property as the market can be rather unpredictable, especially since Brexit.

A handy guide of best practice for landlords wanting to sell

Sometimes, you as landlords will want to sell your property. But if you currently have tenants renting it out, you may be slightly confused as where to start and what your options are.

Getting ready to sell your family home: Top tips for staging photos

If you are thinking of selling your family home, then one of the first things you have to consider is getting your property photo-ready.

Ten common mistakes when selling your home

Although it is an exciting time, there are a number of common mistakes that can occur when selling your home.

Featured property: 32 Mertoun Place could be the property to kick start your Edinburgh life

If you’re looking for a two bedroom flat with lots of character and original features, then 32 Mertoun Place could be the property to kick start your Edinburgh life.
Situated in Polwarth, Edinburgh, 32 Mertoun Place is a property with bags of potential.

Closing dates explained

Ever been nervous or confused about the issues around closing dates when you’re buying or selling a property? You’re not alone! We at VMH have put this helpful guide together for you.

Why we chose AstroTurf for our garden

Our Tzana and her husband recently chose to install Astroturf on their property. Here’s why:

Featured property: 16 Netherbank View could be the Edinburgh property you’ve been searching for

At VMH we pride ourselves on finding a home that is your perfect match and this Edinburgh property could be the one for you.
16 Netherbank View is nestled between woodland and paddocks in the Gracemount area, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Buying a home outside Edinburgh? Here’s your commuting guide!

Nearly 100,000 people travel to Edinburgh for work. If you’re planning on buying a home outside Edinburgh and commuting to work, there are a few things you need to consider before you buy.

Moving house in Edinburgh? You’ll need our moving house checklist!

Moving house. Even the thought of it sends a shiver down your spine. The stress, the worry, the physicality of it all. So with all that going on it’s hard for anyone to remember everything.

How to spruce up your Edinburgh garden

Once you’ve got the inside of your Edinburgh home looking the way you want it, it’s time to start working on the outside. The summer months have arrived (even if it doesn’t seem like it in the UK) and there is no time like the present to get stuck in. Here are a few ways to give your garden a well-earned facelift.

Market focus: Get your home listed now!

Having a reliable property solicitor or estate agent helping you every step of the way can boost your selling potential dramatically. Naturally a property solicitor plays a big role in the selling process so choosing the right one is crucial.

Featured property: The Old Schoolhouse, Dalkeith, is the family home you’ve been dreaming of

If you’ve recently read our previous blog about finding the perfect family home in Edinburgh and you’re still looking then we may have just found the property for you.
The Old Schoolhouse in Whitehill, Dalkeith is the perfect family home just on the edge of Edinburgh.

Buying your family home in Edinburgh

Buying your first family home in Edinburgh and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! It’s not as scary as it sounds. Your friendly team at VMH Edinburgh have put together this advice to help you and your family make your next move the best one.

Buying a home outside the city centre? Read this!

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Why Edinburgh is the UK’s best city for buying and selling property

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Confused about mortgages? Read our guide

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Edinburgh opens first zombie apocalypse survival training camp

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Home improvement hacks for first-time buyers

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First time buyer in Edinburgh? How to purchase without the stress!

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Thinking of a buy-to-let property? Do it now and save thousands!

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Five minutes with… Orlaith Brogan of ESPC

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Five minutes with… Paul Demarco of ESPC Mortgages

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Hello and welcome to the new VMH blog!

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Property demand up by 90%

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Pension changes could boost the Buy to Let market

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Base Rate has not moved in 5 years

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Soaring rents offer opportunities for investors

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Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme runs out of money

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Thinking about moving? Then take our advice

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Scottish First Time Buyers out in force

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Demand for property is at its highest

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Scotland’s Property Market Buoyant

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As property starts to sell quickly buyers need the right advice

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How much more will you pay when interest rates eventually rise?

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Edinburgh at the forefront of economic recovery

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Highest Mortgage Lending Levels In Scotland Since 2008

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A Look Ahead

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Strong Performance In The Scottish Housing Market

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