Situated in Dee Street is our Banchory branch which is run by Iain Considine and branch manager Aaron Thomson. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
8 Dee Street
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Royal Deeside’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Banchory. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
The market so far has been inconsistent, with buys spells followed by very slow weeks. There doesn’t appear to be any pattern to the market and certain properties have been selling very well in just a few days in some cases.
The unpredictability of the market during the first few months of 2019, in particular how quickly a property may sell, has undoubtedly put some people off from marketing their own home. As a result, it has been a little quitter than normal in terms of both sales and the number of new properties coming to the market. This may of course be a blessing in disguise given the high number of properties on the market throughout Deeside.
The dreaded word is still lingering, Brexit. This is certainly stalling some from doing anything, but at the moment, it doesn’t feel like there will be much change to the market regardless of the outcome.
For this time of year we normally find June to be really busy with people planning to move or at least start marketing during the summer holidays, but this year was slightly different with June being one of our quieter months of the year so far. The holidays can be quiet, but we’d anticipate activity beginning to build.
The properties that are undoubtedly popular are those simply priced to sell.
In some cases, prices which have seen a 10% discount almost instantly see an upturn in viewings and enquiries leading to a flurry of interest from which we are able to achieve offer in excess of the asking price. Possibly not quite the home report valuation but if sellers are staying local we find that it may be possible to purchase their next home at a very competitive price.
We have seen a sluggish start to the summer months, with Leasing Valuations declining over the last few weeks, which has had a knock on effect on the amount of stock we have available. This is down to a number of factors, including an increase in the Additional Dwelling Supplement, as well as some increased difficulty in obtaining a buy to let mortgage.
Larger family homes, which are centrally located in the Banchory and Aboyne areas, still continue to be the most sought after, with well-presented flats and smaller houses coming a close second. Providing that the properties are well presented, we see no reason as to why they would be on the market for more than a couple of weeks.
We are hopeful that a variation of new properties will come on the market in the coming weeks which will result in a good number of new tenancies.
Aboyne is a lively village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire, approximately twenty six miles west of Aberdeen. There is an active community and Aboyne hosts the Highland Games on the Village Green every August. The green also has a playpark and facilities for rugby and football.
The village is home to a stunning village hall and a highly regarded 18 hole golf course. There are many other attractions in Aboyne including the theatre, 25 metre swimming pool, and a selection of shops, hotels and restaurants. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor pursuits available locally which include the Aberdeen Water Ski Club, situated at Aboyne Loch and the Gliding Club just outside of Aboyne.
Banchory is a pleasant town in the heart of Royal Deeside and rises elegantly from the Banks of the River Dee. It has a wide range of local amenities, including a variety of shops, banks, restaurants, garden centre, hotels, library, health centre and dentists. There is a golf course and also a driving range at Inchmarlo and many places of historical interest.
The area is rich in outdoor pursuits with ample opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling along the Deeside Way, canoeing and fishing in the sparkling waters of the River Dee and many more sporting activities. There are two highly regarded primary schools and a renowned academy. Aberdeen is within easy commuting distance, with a choice of travel by three main routes.
Torphins is an attractive Deeside village near the larger villages of Banchory and Aboyne. It has a population of around 1500 and is one of the larger villages in Deeside. Torphins is situated 22 miles west of Aberdeen and under 20 minutes commuting distance to Westhill.
There is a Church of Scotland church and a town hall named the Learney Hall. It also has a public house, the Learney Arms, which was originally part of a hotel. The village offers various shops, a primary school and private nursery with after-school care, health centre, veterinary practice, public parks, tennis courts and a golf course. Secondary schools are located nearby in Banchory and Aboyne.
Ballater is a picturesque village set in the heart of Royal Deeside, 40 miles from Aberdeen with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. There are a number of shops, hotels and other facilities in the village including a primary school. There is a secondary school situated in Aboyne equipped with a swimming pool, squash courts, theatre and library.
The Craigendarroch Country Club is situated nearby and also has a swimming pool, squash courts and restaurants. There is an 18 hole golf course in the village itself and a number of outdoor pursuits available in the area including horse riding, fishing, shooting and gliding. During the winter, residents and tourists can make use of the winter sports facilities at both Glenshee and The Lecht.
Braemar is a stunning conservation village situated on Royal Deeside approximately 60 miles west of Aberdeen. Lying within the Cairngorms National Park, the area boasts many tourist attractions and opportunities for walking, ski-ing and all types of outdoor pursuits.
The famous Royal Highland Gathering in September draws tourists from all corners of the world and the breath-taking scenery and healthy highland air is well known. The Glenshee Ski Resort and the local golf course are both within easy reach.
Catering to those with children, there is a primary school in the village with secondary education available in Aboyne. There are a variety of independent and boutique shops, hotels and many other facilities in the village and a lively local community.
Drumoak is a picturesque and expanding village located approx 11 miles west of Aberdeen along the A93 on route to Royal Deeside. Near Drumoak lies the 12th Century Drum Castle, once a royal residence and now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland.
The village has a local shop, post office, church, bowling green and a newly constructed primary school that opened its doors in February of 2017. Secondary schooling is available at the nearby Banchory Academy. A short distance away is the 'Mains of Drum' which is a popular garden centre with shopping areas and a restaurant. Drumoak lies mid-way between Crathes and Peterculter and straddles the main A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road.
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Throughout the time we have let the flat through Aberdein Considine, you have been wonderfully efficient and courteous.
R. Thom, leasing client
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