Contact information for Scotland’s leading national law firm, solicitor estate and letting agent. Aberdein Considine, 251 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow.
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.
The market in Glasgow South Side remains strong and there is no doubt that it is a seller’s market due to the lack of stock available. There are certainly plenty of willing buyers and significant competition, a situation which is producing closing dates and offers well above Home Report valuation.
The general attitude continues to be positive, with viewing numbers and offers increasing daily as we go forward in 2018. As we expected the market continued to pick up pace with a significant number of properties coming to the market in the traditionally popular spring months which have generated plenty of interest and a high number of sales.
Key hotspots include Shawlands, Pollockshields and Langside where properties are in high demand with first time buyers, with many looking for traditional two bedroom flats around the £130k to £200k mark.
East Renfrewshire, which is home to the in-demand areas of Giffnock, Clarkston, Netherlee and Newton Mearns, again emerged as Scotland’s most expensive place to buy a property, with the latest figures showing the average house price now worth over £260,000.
The lack of stock remains a concern as confidence grows and many buyers start to look at buying first. This can result in a bottle neck as properties are then slower in coming to the market place as they struggle to find the property they want.
It is an ideal time for first time buyers to get on the property ladder with mortgage lenders also having a greater confidence which has been shown in their appetite to lend. This is providing fierce competition which can only be good for mortgage deals for buyers, and provides further encouragement for the local market in the year ahead.
The south side of Glasgow rental sector remains traditionally popular with the market continuing to go from strength to strength, with the most recent figures from Citylets revealing that Glasgow hit a significant milestone in recording an average rent that is higher than the national average in Scotland.
As we go through Q2 there remains strong demand for all types of property in the local market, with a tenant being able to secure a lease for a two bedroom flat for around £150 less than the cost of renting a similar flat in the West End. With lower selling prices, landlords can normally expect a better yield from this location.
The introduction of the new Private Residential Tenancy has not materially affected the rental market, however it remains to be seen what longer term impact this will have. Viewing enquiries remain strong and we expect these strong numbers to hold up during the remainder of 2018.
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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We recently purchased our first property through Aberdein Considine and would like to say a huge thank you to Cameron Milne. Having sought Cameron out in the initial stages for some friendly advice on a few properties that had caught our attention, Cameron instantly offered sound advice on the properties and pointed out the finer details of which we never would have thought to look into without his guidance. Cameron proved to have excellent knowledge and a complete skill set which he put into practice in an extremely friendly and professional manner. We will continue to sing Cameron's praises to friends and family and recommend both his and Aberdein Considine's services to potential property buyers in the future.
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