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.
There is no doubt that the market in Peterhead experienced a difficult 2018 but we did see a reasonably robust end to the year, and the start of 2019 has certainly seen an increase in activity.
The overall market appears to be taking a turn for the better, and there is some evidence that the return of optimism in the oil and gas sector is beginning to find its way further north.
Overall there is certainly a more positive feeling in the market, with the outlook looking much brighter than it was this time last year.
Modern properties remain the best sellers, particularly two and three bed ex local authority/housing association properties within the £100,000 to £120,000 price range, with quality, ready to move into family properties up to £200,000 also proving attractive.
Three to four bed semi or detached properties requiring work can struggle as these are in competition with the new builds, as such it is very important to make properties as appealing as possible before going on the market. There are three builders in town, some offering exceptional deals to purchasers, which creates substantial competition.
The full impact of Brexit is yet to be seen however we are looking forward to a busy Spring market and all the signs so far are indicating that this should be the case.
Prices are still at relatively low levels and it currently remains very much a buyer’s market. There is value to be had and there might not be a better time to explore what the local market has to offer.
The year started well with plenty of new properties coming to the lease market and most finding tenants fairly quickly at a realistic rent.
Flats and 2 and 3 bedroom houses are definitely leasing out quickly, but generally if the properties are in good condition and the rent is realistic, they usually turn around well. We have a variety of clients coming to the market with new lease properties as well as properties coming up for re-let.
There is a healthy selection of properties available and rents are realistic at the moment so for anyone moving to the area with work or to be near family or someone looking to take the first steps to independence, now is a great time to find the kind of rental property you are after.
The market can change quickly for lease properties. There can be a lot available and then within a week or two, there are very few available. However, there are always more coming to the market and there continues to be choice for tenants as well as a market for Landlords considering investing.
There are signs that demand is rising, and we continue to look for new properties and anticipate a good start to the year and busy Spring market.
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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