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.
The market in and around Dyce has enjoyed a reasonablly healthy year so far, with the percentage of sales continuing to rise, albeit marginally.
Activity in the north east, in terms of both the number and value of property changing hands has continued to rise throughout the year and the indications are that the optimism which has been returning is having an effect on the ground.
The latest sales figures show that across both Aberdeen and Shire the value of property sold for the first six months of the year hit £715,000,000, a rise of 2.6% year on year, with Aberdeenshire alone increasing by over £20,000,000.
Average prices in the city have been a laggard of sorts compared to Scotland’s other biggest cities but the second three months of 2019 has seen the first rise in house prices since the end of 2017.
In contrast to the rise in prices in Aberdeen, the number and value of properties sold has declined, 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 and the suburbs has seen a marked increase, up 9.9%.
With positive figures in terms of sale values and volumes filtering through in the last few quarters, Aberdeen has enjoyed a 1.7% uplift in prices to £202,011, and at the same time prices in the Shire have risen only marginally at 0.3% to £211,149.
We’ve seen an uplift in new buyers enquiring about mortgages, and new sellers are definitely more pragmatic about the prices they could achieve.
The best presented properties continue attract most interest, as well as those that offer something a little bit different. The mid to higher priced properties that have been upgraded internally are definitely beginning to attract viewers and more sales.
Stock is high, with a good number of one and two bed flats across the region. There is definitely far more flats available that there is demand for.
It’s still a great time for first time buyers, and with a large number of mortgage products available, this might be just the right time to get a foot on the ladder.
During the summer months, the Dyce, Balmedie, Bridge of Don and Newmachar areas remained strong, with tenants actively looking for well-presented properties.
There has been an increase in demand for larger family homes, following a rise in families moving into the area, and whilst the rental prices have not increased drastically, realistic prices were achieved.
One and two bedroom flats within Dyce and Bridge of Don remained popular with young professionals coming into the area and if the flats are in good condition, again good rental prices were secured.
Rural properties are taking slightly longer to lease and secure a tenant however offers were received after being vacant for around six weeks.
Moving into Autumn, we continue to see healthy activity, with tenants looking for properties and landlords coming onto the leasing market, and Brexit aside, and we don’t anticipate any significant change in the near future.
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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