Serving the town of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire is our Queen Street branch which is managed by Branch Manager, Sheila Cumming. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
40 & 42 Queen Street
DX: DX 521370 PETERHEAD
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Aberdeenshire’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Peterhead. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
As we finished the year and entered 2020, the market was a little slow but has seen increased activity over the last few weeks, with a few closing dates which have been few and far between over the last year in this area.
£100,000 to £120,000 ex Local Authority properties remain the best sellers, and properties from £140,000 to £200,000 in excellent condition also remain popular. Larger houses with higher price tags are the most challenging to sell in the current market along with older properties that need updating and modernising.
The flat market is difficult, particularly around the town centre. New build properties remain very popular with buyers where there are lots of deals available, such as Help to Buy for first time buyers, and part exchanges for subsequent buyers who then don’t have the concern of having to sell their own property.
Properties are moving if sellers are realistic with their prices and if they can get a deal on their onward purchase. This helps to keep the market moving. Revisiting your mortgage adviser might also be an option for a seller to update their financial position as some things might have changed or different options available.
There are great deals available on mortgages so now is the time to get your mortgage advice and find yourself a bargain whether it is as first time purchase, your next steps up the property ladder or downsizing. There is something out there for everyone.
The lettings market was fairly busy in the final months of the year with a good turnaround of properties coming to the market and leasing out reasonably quickly.
Well-presented modern properties move best and are achieving fair prices and these are the properties that are more liable to retain the tenants. One and two bedroom flats are harder to lease even at reduced rents. The fact that rents are not as high as they have been in previous years mean that house rental prices are more affordable for tenants now and could be one of the reasons that flats struggle.
As we move through the start of the year the signs are encouraging that the leasing market will remain reasonably buoyant.
Boddam is a coastal fishing village on the A90 approximately 28 miles north of Aberdeen which is ideal for commuting to the city, the airport and nearby towns such as Ellon. The village has a range of amenities including a shop, restaurants, a post office and a primary school. There is also access to the new Buchan Braes Business Centre which has a dentist, beautician, nursery, kids soft play, gym and much more. There are also two hotels. Secondary schooling is in nearby Peterhead along with a range of shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities. It has a harbour which is used for small craft and the famous lighthouse although the lighthouse keeper’s cottages are now used for holidays.
Mintlaw is a charming village on the A952 approximately 28 miles north of Aberdeen and is a busy central hub, ideal for commuting to the city, the airport and nearby towns such as Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Ellon. There are good bus routes to all surrounding areas as well as Aberdeen and there is also a Park & Ride facility at Ellon which a lot of commuters regularly use to travel to the city. There is superb countryside, woodland walks and an abundance of wildlife nearby as well as the popular Aden Country Park. Extensive amenities include a good range of shops, a garden centre and cafe, takeaways, pubs, hotels with restaurants, library, primary and secondary schooling, a health centre, dentist, bowling club and the recently opened community centre offers activities for children. This is popular and busy village in central Buchan and is popular with young and old alike.
Only a short drive from Peterhead and Mintlaw, Longside is a popular village with a good sense of community. There are two shops, a 19 hole golf course, golf and football ocial clubs, a tennis club, two churches, two garages, a hairdresser and a superb state-of the art primary school with senior schooling at nearby Mintlaw. it is well within commuting distance of Aberdeen and the Airport at Dyce and many commuters use the Park & Ride facility at Ellon.
St Fergus is a quiet village about 4.5 miles north of Peterhead. It has a range of amenities including a primary school , car sales and a lounge bar. There is a sheltered housing development and the village is in two parts, St Fergus itself and the Kirktown area. There is a mix of housing and there is a bus route from Peterhead to Fraserburgh. Peterhead is only a short drive away which has a much wider range of amenities such as supermarkets, a community centre, secondary school and a range of shops. Scotstown beach is a short distance away which provides great seaside walks.
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