Serving the Shawlands area of Glasgow is our Kilmarnock Road branch which is managed by Partner, Dougie Telfer and Branch Manager, Susan Farmer. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
251 Kilmarnock Road
DX: DX 501180 SHAWLANDS
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Glasgow’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Shawlands. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
House prices remained steady as we moved through the Spring months, with high demand in the city benefiting sellers who are achieving Home Report values and above.
Glasgow remains a magnet for new commercial developments and offices which in turns attracts employees, all of which has resulted in a sustained period of growth.
Buyers continue to view the Southside as an attractive proposition, with Shawlands, Langside, Cathcart, Pollokshields all maintaining a high level of interest. As ever, East Renfrewshire is proving popular with families, with sellers in Giffnock, Netherlee, Clarkston and Newton Mearns, achieving up to 20% over Home Report values.
There are buyers for all sections of the market, and there has been an uplift in first time buyers, which is encouraging for the future.
There has undoubtedly a marked change in attitude over the last few months, with most sellers showing a preference to accept offers from buyers who are in a strong position either by having nothing to sell, are already under offer or sold. In contrast, previous patterns suggested they were happy to sell to those who had not yet brought their own property market.
With Brexit still unresolved, a degree of uncertainty is still in the air, and this may have been reflected in the fall, albeit slight, in average prices in Glasgow in the first quarter of the year. That said, ultimately the main factors affecting buying decisions will be an individual’s personal circumstances.
Current activity suggests that we will experience the usual busy summer market, where the first quarter price fall may well be reversed.
The rental sector in the Southside remains in good health and we’ve seen steady activity well into the second quarter of the year.
The year started positively and with average home prices in the city rising continually throughout 2018, the option for leasing continues to be popular, with many properties coming to the market enjoying the luxury of having several potential tenants making applications.
There has been a particular demand for two bedroom properties and this, together with the number of tenants outstripping supply, has been a key driver for the increase we have seen in monthly rents.
There continues to be strong demand for a range of properties of all sizes and styles, with tenants being able to secure a lease for a two bedroom flat for around £150 less than the cost of renting a similar property in the West End. With lower selling prices, landlords can normally expect a better yield from this location.We anticipate the summer market to be a busy one, although it remains to be seen how activity levels are affected as we move closer to the end of October and beyond, and we have a better idea of what Brexit will hold.
Shawlands is a bustling and vibrant area of Glasgow that has rapidly become one of the hubs of Glasgow’s Southside. Restaurants, bars, and excellent shopping can be found here, along with extensive transport links into the city centre and around Glasgow. Although the area consists mainly of tenement flats, there are a number of cottages and family homes to be found here too. The nearby Queen’s Park is a beautiful, large green space, extremely popular with local residents. Steeped in history, the park boasts children’s play areas, a golf course, a boating pond, allotments, and fabulous view of Glasgow. Shawlands also has a strong cultural scene, hosting both the Southside festival and the Wee Chill Music Festival.
The popular area of Dennistoun is located to the east of Glasgow city centre. The area contains a large amount of traditional tenement buildings, as well as detached and terraced family homes. Dennistoun’s proximity to the city centre, and excellent rail and bus links, makes it an extremely desirable part of Glasgow for house-hunters. The large Alexandra Park is popular with local residents who want to seek out a tranquil green space on sunny days, and the community is well served with shopping and leisure facilities. With easy access to a range of schools, from nursery to secondary, Dennistoun is excellently located for both families and professionals working in and around Glasgow.
Pollokshields is a popular and diverse area situated within easy reach of Glasgow’s bustling city centre. A Victorian conservation area, Pollokshields has a blend of traditional tenements and large family homes on leafy streets. There are some great shopping opportunities to be found here; the eastern side of Pollokshields has an impressive array of South Asian shops selling fruit, meat, and clothes, which attracts shoppers from all over the city. The local Burgh Hall is a community hub, hosting events and conferences. With a number of schools at both primary and secondary level, its own strong local community and railway stations, a subway station and an excellent bus network, Pollokshields offers much for house-hunters.
The popular Dumbreck area of Glasgow is excellently located within easy reach of Glasgow city centre. The beautiful Bellahouston and Pollok Country Parks are right on the doorstep, offering tranquil green havens for those sunny weekends. As well as plenty of walking and cycling routes in the immediate area, the nearby Burrell Collection and House for an Art Lover also satisfy residents’ cultural needs. Transport links in the area are excellent, with easy access onto the city’s extensive road network and good rail and bus provisions, too. Dumbreck also has plenty of local amenities such as shops and restaurants, and the area is also in range of a number of good schools.
Langside is ideally located for house-hunters who wish to be near the centre of Glasgow, but also want to live in a smaller community. The area has a rich heritage; there is a Langside heritage trail that takes in around four miles of historical landmarks and points of interest. The area has become an increasingly trendy and desirable place to live in recent years, offering a mix of traditional tenements and larger, family homes. Its proximity to Glasgow’s city centre means it has excellent transport links, including its own railway station and a good bus network. There are also plenty of local amenities, including some excellent bars and restaurants.
Once rated the most desirable postcode in Scotland in which to live, Cathcart is a popular and upmarket part of Glasgow with much to offer house-hunters. While conveniently close to Glasgow city centre, the area has a strong sense of local community. The area is near to the fantastic Queen’s Park, which is a beautiful large green space offering children’s play areas, a golf course, a boating pond, allotments, and fabulous view of Glasgow. There are plenty of shops and local amenities to be found here, and the area is within easy reach of the city centre by bus or by train.
Originally a small village on the outskirts of Glasgow, Strathbungo is a vibrant residential area with a rich heritage. Full of impressive architecture, part of Strathbungo is a conservation area, and the community is extremely proud of its historical roots. Nearby train stations and a good bus network mean you can be in the city centre easily and quickly, and there is a good range of local amenities, with plenty of independent shops, a farmers’ market in nearby Queens Park and plenty of eateries and bars. As well as a strong community, with a number of fun events organised throughout the year, there are ample local leisure opportunities, including allotments, football and cricket.
The upmarket residential area of Newlands is ideally located within easy reach of Glasgow’s vibrant city centre. Part of Newlands is a conservation area, with some truly stunning properties such as large sandstone villas. There are also great shopping facilities nearby, including a supermarket and plenty of smaller local shops and cafes. The local park offers a lovely green space with tennis courts, and also hosts community events such as fetes. The area has excellent transport links, with Glasgow city centre just 15 minutes away by car, train, or bus and, with all Newlands has to offer, it’s easy to see why this area is among the most sought-after in Glasgow.
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