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.
Over the summer months and school holidays the market was relatively quiet although the number of new properties coming on was certainly higher than the number of those sold in the local area. This result of this is that the volume of properties on the market remained high and buyers had a wide selection to choose from and could be certainly be more discerning.
It’s fair to say that properties priced lower than valuation were attracting interest but it often lead to low offers being received.
The period after the holidays began at a busy pace with diaries being full with valuations and viewings which lead to more sales. September was an extremely good month for the local area with many clients selling going onto buy another property within the area.
Brexit continues to cause a degree of concern, particularly with the potential effect it will have on local activity, although people do realise that regardless of the outcome they will still need to move, and we have seen clients go ahead with marketing their own property or purchasing another because they are simply tired of waiting.
The in demand properties in Deeside are definitely bungalows, attracting those looking to downsize, but also young families or young couples. Properties with land are still rare to the market and as always we seem to have many people on our register that are looking for something in the countryside with a few acres. With the last few weeks providing encouraging signs, and with those local to Banchory and Aboyne noticing a few more ‘sold’ signs going up, there is optimism that the market will remain quite busy up until winter reaches us. At this time of year we do start to see interest from those that are keen to move before Christmas so there is a sense of urgency in the market for some.
We have seen an increase in the number of lettings valuations, during the third quarter, with landlords looking to market their properties as soon as possible. These along with re-let properties, have meant that we now have a good variation and range of properties on our books. This is extremely positive for tenants, providing them with greater opportunity and choice to secure a property within their budget.
Landlords need to continue to make the relevant upgrades to their properties and ensure that a good standard is maintained for the duration of the tenancy, with tenants then more than likely to stay longer term. Our fully managed service seems to have risen slightly, with several landlords taking the opportunity of our Rent Guarantee service.
There has been a continuous flow of applications for both our smaller and larger properties, so increasing our stock to keep up with current demands, is a top priority.
Whilst we need to be aware of the imminent Brexit deadline and any potential impact, at the moment it doesn’t appear to be affecting the market significantly.
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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A. Grainger, sale client
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