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 have remained steady during the first quarter of 2019 with sellers regularly achieving Home Report values and above due to a continued high demand and relative scarcity of property.
The city continues to enjoy a sustained period of growth and there remained strong demand across the Southside including Shawlands, Langside, Cathcart , Pollokshields, as well as the ever popular East Renfrewshire areas of Giffnock, Netherlee, Clarkston and Newton Mearns, where some properties achieved up to 30% over Home Report values at frequently achieved closing dates.
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.
We have observed a significant change in attitude 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 previous months they were confident to sell to people who were not yet on the market.
Moving forward, whilst there are indications that Brexit uncertainty maybe influencing activity to some extent, ultimately any property decisions will be determined by an individual’s personal circumstances.
Despite the uncertainty resulting from the Brexit delays, we would anticipate that activity will remain brisk as we enter the Spring market.
The south side of Glasgow rental sector remains traditionally popular and the market has remained steady during the first quarter of the year.
2019 has started in a positive manner and it has been a buoyant time for leasing with most properties coming to the market having several potential tenants making applications for the one property.
There has been plenty of activity throughout the city especially 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 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.
As we approach the Spring market, the market remains strong and despite the ongoing Brexit uncertainty, we expect these numbers to hold up over the next few months.
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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