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                                                                                                                                              26 PROPERTY ADVICE
                                                                                                                                                 The Home Movers’
                             Hello, and welcome to the October issue of ESPC Property                                                            Checklist
                             and Interiors.
                                                                        42                    52                                              33 IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
                             This issue is packed with helpful advice and information to                                                         The best areas for first-time
                             help you at any stage of your property journey – whether                                                            buyers
                             you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned seller.
                                                                                                                     50                       36 AREA SPOTLIGHT
                                                                                                                                                 East Lothian’s property
                             If you’re thinking about selling, we’ve got the rundown of                                                          hotspots
                             what really happens at a property valuation, and you can find
                             out how selling your home with ESPC this autumn can help                                                        48 INTERIORS INSIDER
                             support the environment.                                                                                            (Trick or) Treat Yourself
        Editor                                                                                                                               50 INTERIORS INSIDER
                             Of course, it’s the start of ‘spooky season’, so we’ve got you                                                      How to have a sustainable
                             covered with a scarily sophisticated selection of items to add                                                      Halloween, with Dobbies
        Laura Mearns
                             some elegance to your home this Halloween.
                                                                                                                                              52 MY 9-TO-5
                                                                                                                                                 Teacher and author Rosie
                             Elsewhere, we’re revealing the best areas for first-time buyers,   48                                               Steer shares her daily life
                             and the hotspots across East Lothian if you’re looking to make
                             a move – as well as the latest property data, and insights into
                             the best areas for property investment too.

                             Plus, there’s a peek into some incredible dream homes – and
                             hundreds more listed for sale each week at           COVER IMAGE: Rockett St George         All material published in ESPC magazine is copyright
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                             Happy reading!                                                 EDITORIAL: Laura Mearns                in this publication are as far as possible checked for
                                                                                                                                   accuracy, but persons accepting or offering to accept
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