Serving the area of Dyce in Aberdeen is our Victoria Street branch which is managed by Partner Fiona Wildgoose and Branch Manager, Karen Whyte. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
115 Victoria Street, Dyce
DX: DX 551960 DYCE
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Aberdeen’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Dyce. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
Dyce saw a fairly strong end to the year with an active and reasonably busy market.
With fewer properties having come on to our books, the final three months proved an excellent period for those selling, particularly in relation properties that have been on the market for some time.
Activity in the wider region in terms of both the number and value of properties changing hands has been rising and the indications are that the optimism which has been returning is now having a real effect on the economy.
Thousands of energy-sector workers are choosing to stay in Aberdeenshire, and nearly 1,200 homes were sold in the area in the third quarter, up 4.1% year on year.
The value of these property transactions was more than £255million, which was ahead 4.4% on the third quarter of 2018.
House prices in Aberdeenshire also held steady year-on-year at an average of nearly £216,000.
In Aberdeen, the number of sales was almost the same as a year ago, though their total value was down 3.6% at 214million. Typical prices in the city also slipped by 3.3% to £193,141, much of which is supported with signs that buyers are now tending to look for more affordable houses outside of the city, including in the local market. Historically, first time buyers would be searching for flats in and around the city but the number of properties changing hands in Aberdeenshire has seen a marked increase.
We’ve had properties selling across the spectrum, from flats to mid-range priced family homes, but even more encouragingly we saw quite a number of those properties in the higher end price bracket selling.
As ever, the same rule which has applied for the whole of 2019 is still relevant. The best presented and most attractively priced properties are the ones that are attracting the most interest.
It is definitely worth spending a bit of time and effort getting properties up to the right standard for selling, before they come to the market. In past years, it may not always have been necessary, but it I definitely the case now. The best presented houses will definitely go first.
Brexit implications aside, we are looking forward to 2020 with the initial signs positive, and ideally we’ll see more first time buyers coming to the market.
The market in the final quarter of 2019 closed strongly with tenants looking to secure flats and houses within the Dyce and Bridge of Don areas.
The months of October and November were extremely busy months, for tenants moving into properties, certainly compared to 2018, and December showed a flurry of last minute move-in’s before Christmas.
During 2019, we have seen more young people are moving into the area, however due to the supply of flats currently available to them, landlords need to keep the rental prices realistic. However we are finding more landlords have a better understanding of the current rental prices being achieved, therefore by placing them onto the leasing market competitively, they are securing tenancies quickly.
We have also seen an increase of enquiries from tenants for family homes, with these properties in demand and leasing quickly.
Rental prices have stabilized over the year, and whilst we don’t expect rental prices to increase significantly during 2020, we don’t envisage any further downturn either.
Bridge of Don is a popular suburb situated to the north side of Aberdeen and linked to the City by excellent commuter roads and public transport facilities. There are a wide range of amenities within the area including a variety of shops with an ASDA supermarket close at hand and a 24 hour Tesco Extra nearby in Danestone. The area also features an excellent choice of primary and secondary schools within a comfortable distance.
Residents in Bridge of Don are not short of things to do, with recreational facilities including a swimming pool, playing fields and 18 hole golf courses. The area is particularly convenient for the office and industrial complexes at Bridge of Don, Dyce and Aberdeen Airport. The new Diamond Bridge crossing gives easy access to Aberdeen University and there is a regular bus service to the city centre and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Danestone is a small village-like area of Aberdeen and part of the suburb of Bridge of Don. The village is relatively new and the area was used for farmland until the late 1990s. It has now been developed into a thriving residential area, and provides detached and semi-detached homes and bungalows.
There is a small shopping complex within Danestone, made up of a Tesco Extra with a Subway store, sunbed shop, travel agent and hairdresser. The local Bannatyne Health Club offers facilities for keeping fit and socialising and the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre is nearby for attending concerts and events.
Danestone is within easy commuting distance to Aberdeen Airport and the office and industrial complexes in Bridge of Don and Dyce. Education is provided for at Danestone Primary and the local secondary school is Bridge of Don Academy.
Dyce is a very popular residential area lying to the north of the City with ample shopping and recreational facilities including a community centre, swimming pool, library, squash club, bowling club, and excellent primary and secondary educational facilities. Dyce is also well served by numerous business sports clubs and associations.
The industrial estates of both Bridge of Don and Dyce are close at hand, as is the city centre some 6 miles away. Dyce is well served by public transport including a regular train link to Aberdeen centre. Stoneywood is within short walking distance and has a newly opened Co-op and an M&S Foodhall.
The residential area of Stoneywood is situated on the outskirts of Aberdeen, midway between Bucksburn and Dyce. Stoneywood is a thriving commuter area and most properties are within walking distance of local bus links running directly to the city.
The village has the added benefit of local shops, with the newly built Co-op supermarket and Marks & Spencer food hall and cafe. In addition, the Craighaar Hotel, Woodend Bar and Bankhead Inn are all in close proximity for lunch or an evening meal. Local schooling is available at Stoneywood Primary and Bucksburn Academy. Situated only a few minutes’ drive from Stoneywood is Dyce where there is a handy rail link into the city. There is also a large Asda superstore with various shops, banks and hotels.
Bucksburn is a well-established residential area, named after the stream that flows through it. Many properties in the area offer views of the pleasant countryside that borders the village. The surrounding greenery provides the opportunity for outdoor activities, with Kirkhill Forest and Brimmond Hill perfect options for afternoon walks.
Bucksburn enjoys excellent amenities including shops, a swimming pool, community centre, and primary and secondary education. The city centre is easily accessible by car or public transport and the village is well placed for easy commuting to the office and industrial complexes located in Bridge of Don, Dyce and Aberdeen Airport.
Newmachar is an attractive village set in the beautiful countryside to the north west of Aberdeen. The village has two shops, two pubs, a baker, a chip-shop, a pharmacy and a primary school. The local Newmachar Golf Club is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike and the Newmachar Hotel provides a great spot for locals.
New Machar School provides primary education for families with children and secondary education is catered for at Dyce academy, just four miles away. Newmachar is just ten miles from the city centre where there is a vast wealth of amenities including cinemas and theatres, bus and rail links, shopping malls and famed parks and gardens.
Blackburn is a popular village lying within easy commuting distance, by car or public transport, of Aberdeen city. It is also a short drive from Aberdeen International Airport, and the oil related offices at Bridge of Don, Dyce, Kingswells and Westhill.
The soon to be completed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will facilitate easy access to areas both north and south of Aberdeen, and the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre which is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Within the village amenities include pre-school and primary education, a general store serving everyday needs, a hotel, and a village hall which hosts various recreational activities. A wider choice of retail and leisure facilities is available in Aberdeen, or Inverurie, some eight miles away by dual carriageway.
Balmedie is a thriving and expanding village to the north of Aberdeen, with its scenic beaches and country parks. The long wide beach is bordered by an extensive dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen to just north of Newburgh. Residents can walk along the beach for several miles, with a car park and facilities including a ranger centre, toilet and shops nearby.
For families, there is a choice of schools in the surrounding areas including Balmedie School, Foveran School and Newburgh Mathers School. The area is well served by local amenities including a leisure centre and a variety of local shops. Balmedie lies nine miles north of Aberdeen and is within easy reach of the airport and oil related companies at Bridge of Don and Dyce.
Potterton is a small village two miles to the south-west of Balmedie. It is just seven miles north of Aberdeen city and is extremely well placed for ease of access to the business and industrial sites at Bridge of Don and Dyce, as well as Aberdeen's International Airport. For those with children, transport is provided directly from Potterton to Balmedie Primary School and Bridge of Don Academy.
As a small village, Potterton has a great sense of community with regular events and fundraising projects organised by the Potterton Community Group. Potterton also has a village pub and a corner shop and is within easy access of some of the region's finest beauty spots including Haddo House and Balmedie Beach.
Belhelvie is a small attractive village only nine miles from the centre of Aberdeen. There is a frequent bus service to the city centre, and Dyce Airport is less than ten minutes drive away by car. The industrial estates of Dyce, Bridge of Don and Ellon are within easy commuting distance.
Belhelvie is located equidistant from both Potterton and Balmedie, which provide shops, a post office, garage, restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities. For days out, Balmedie Beach is only a ten minute drive away and there are several country parks nearby. Primary education is provided in Balmedie with secondary education at Bridge of Don Academy, for which public transport is also available.
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