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Going into the New Year the market has started slowly but has very quickly picked up, with the number of viewings and offers coming in increasing every day.
The general attitude to the market in Deeside seems to be positive and there is optimism that things can and will only get better. The Spring market is just around the corner and it is expected that the market will continue to pick up pace going into late February, early March, with a significant number of properties coming onto the market which should generate plenty of interest and a high number of sales.
Properties up to the value of £300,000 continue to do well and a strong number of these sellers are upsizing and buying again in the local area which is helping the higher end properties.
Detached cottages and properties with land are selling very well throughout Deeside and seem to be receiving the most viewing requests and interest, and as ever there is a strong demand for ‘projects’, properties that require a little more love and attention.
The market in the north east has begun to see some stability for the first time in a few years and with a slightly more positive outlook for the energy industry, this would give a welcome boost to the property market. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire saw a 2% increase in the volume of sales in the third quarter of last year, with more than 2,100 properties sold between July and September 2017.
With prices not hitting what they were in 2014/15 it is still a great time for first time buyers to get on the property ladder before things pick up and prices rise.
The rental market in Banchory has remained steady since the beginning of the year, with the majority of properties under offer being one and two bedroom homes.
There is still a high demand for family homes especially those located within school catchment areas, however, higher end properties tend to take slightly longer to secure a tenant. Over the next couple of months, we hope to see an increase in valuations for properties as the volume of potential tenants outweighs the current stock.
The introduction of the new Tenancy Agreement last December, has seen a number of changes for both landlords and tenants, some of which may raise cause for concern. However, continual efforts from landlords to maintain properties and tenants who adhere to the clauses set out in the Tenancy Agreement will contribute to longer leases.
Landlords have been open-minded with regards to recent market conditions and have willingly advertised their properties at a competitive price, which in turn has ensured a tenancy is secured quickly.
Coming into Spring should see an increase in the number of valuations and move ins which will hopefully continue throughout the summer months. There are usually a number of people wishing to move at this time of year to be settled in their new homes before winter.
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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