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 Dyce Office saw a very strong end to 2020 with the final quarter experiencing an unexpectedly high level of sales.
Among the most popular properties were mid/top end family houses, with those in good condition and presented well attracting the most interest and top prices.
With people working from home and having to spend more time locally there is no doubt that additional floor and garden spaces are extremely high priorities when searching for a new property and there is now a marked lack of supply to meet demand.
The lack of available properties for sale can be attributed to a number of factors, not least the perception that the market is closed. In fact, it is one of the few areas of business which has remained fully open, with viewings and transactions able to take place, subject of course to the Covid restrictions.
The lack of stock has in some cases led to potential buyers becoming apprehensive about putting their own property on the market for fear of not being able to buy another suitable home, creating somewhat of a vicious circle.
As we move through the early part of 2021 we should see new first time buyers coming to the market with the First Home Fund opening up again and this should provide momentum to the lower end of the market.
With an extremely volatile 2020 behind us there is some room for optimism, with the vaccination programme well under way and, it seems, some hope that restrictions could begin to ease by Easter.
All going well, this could herald a return to some form of normality, and with it improved prospects for the economy.
The rental market in Dyce in final three months of 2020 closed strongly with a high demand of tenants looking to secure family houses within the Dyce, Stoneywood, Bridge of Don and surrounding country areas.
Demand is exceeding supply and there is definitely a shortage rental properties. Any new property coming onto the leasing market is being snapped up quickly by tenants, particularly if the property is priced attractively for the family market.
The properties securing the quickest tenancies were definitely larger, family sized houses - this wasn’t entirely surprising given the increase in working from home.
Spacious accommodation and gardens were a priority and interest is at a level rarely seen before. It’s not unusual to receive numerous enquiries for properties, with many receiving the full asking price.
We are also finding that tenants are staying longer in rental properties, meaning there are fewer relet properties coming back onto the leasing market, therefore demand is high for any new properties coming on.
In previous years of financial difficulties we have found that the lettings sector has excelled with those who are not prepared or not in a position to commit to buying a property looking to rent instead.
There is some hope that restrictions may ease by March or April and this could be a good time for potential landlords to explore the market.
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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