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.
The final months of 2018 ended fairly quietly with fewer new properties coming to the market.
There continued to be offers coming in for sale properties and December finished reasonably well given there is not usually much activity at this time of year. There continues to be good number of second hand properties coming to market which are in competition with the new build properties. There are three builders in town, some offering exceptional deals to purchasers, which creates substantial competition.
There has been movement on several properties which have been on the market for some time where lower offers have been accepted and the seller has also been able to negotiate a good deal when buying on. It’s certainly something to consider when selling as to whether you are able to accept less if a deal can also be negotiated when buying.
Modern properties are still 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.
Higher priced homes remain harder to sell with fewer buyers for these type of properties, however, high end properties on the new housing developments turn around fairly quickly.
Lower value properties which require any updating or modernising prove more difficult to sell but there are definitely bargains out there.
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. Consider a fresh coat of paint throughout, deep clean of carpets, a few new accessories, de-cluttering, depersonalising and ensuring the property has kerb appeal.
Going forward into 2019, we are seeing an increase in new properties coming to the market and as well as viewings, so this is encouraging. There are still great mortgage deals still available and with such a wide range of properties available on the market, there has never been a better time to buy and we’re looking forward to a busy Spring property market.
The final three months of 2018 whilst quiet, remained steady given the time of year.
Peterhead continues to have a good level of interest in new lease properties coming to the market, particularly one and two bedroom flats and two to three bedroom houses.
The flats achieve between £350 to £500 and houses range from about £550 to £650/£700, all depending on size, location and condition. 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. Overall, the rental market is reasonably buoyant.
The larger and more rural properties in the Peterhead area can be more challenging. However, any which have come to market have turned around quickly in the last few months.
The introduction of new legislation at the end of 2017 in respect of Private Residential Tenancies has had a slight impact with some landlords offloading their properties for sale. However, this can only be seen as a positive for the remaining lease properties coming to the market as with less choice, they will lease out quicker.
With demand rising, 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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