Serving the city of Stirling is our Port Street branch where the services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services by our team of expert solicitors and estate agents.
23 Port Street
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Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Stirling’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office on Port Street. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
This year started with a bang, with sales instructions and viewings up 23% on 2019. Demand was extremely high for properties in all sectors and price ranges. By January we began to hear the first warnings of the Covid 19 health crisis, and whilst normally we’d be looking forward to a busy Spring, we could never have imagined what was to come.
The market pretty much closed down from March for around three months but very few could have predicted the wave of activity from around June onwards. By the end of the summer and into the third quarter pent up demand for property was absolutely clear, creating a market for homes in Stirling and surrounding areas we have very rarely seen.
In short, if you were selling a family home of either three, four or five bedrooms up to around £500,000 in the Central belt you could almost have named your price and there were plenty of buyers.
Virtually all properties have gone to closing dates with multiple offers and excellent prices achieved.
As we moved into autumn we were still recording an high level of sales and instructions, particularly around the family markets in Stirling, Cambusbarron and Torbrex, and this continues to be the case.
The government assisted schemes for home buying have played an important role in generating activity, and with early signs of the 90% mortgage market starting again, things are looking up for the next few months.
Covid is still very much with us and the latest lockdown measures will likely have an impact on the market. However the positive news around new vaccines has brought renewed optimism which will hopefully be positive for the economy and the residential market in 2021.
There continues to be a buoyant rental market in Stirling driven by a cross section of interested parties from students looking for flats in and around the city centre to professional couples and families having sold and awaiting new properties to purchase coming to the market.
As expected, as we moved through the final three months of the year there was a slight drop off in demand. The thought of finding a month’s rent and deposit is likely to have stretched tenants with Christmas round the corner.
Demand for traditional and modern flats in the city peaks and troughs throughout the year depending on the volume of students and tourists during the especially hotter summer months.
Stirling is on the doorstep of major attractions such as the Trossachs Country Park, Stirling Castle and Bannockburn, scene of the famous battle. The city also benefits from having easy accessibility to Glasgow and Edinburgh and a bustling city centre especially during the summer months where there is a very cosmopolitan culture.
One and two bedroom flats range in price from £400 to £600 per month, with a modern flat in the city, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan attracting rents from £700 to £900 per month.
Larger detached family homes, depending on the area, can range in price from £900 to £1500.
It is difficult to predict with any accuracy what impact the imminent exit from the EU will have on the market but that aside, we’d still expect activity to rise over the next few weeks and months.
Stirling is a vibrant city, world famous for its impressive castle but offering many other buildings of national importance and historical interest. The city boasts an excellent range of facilities including city centre shops, edge of town retailers, business amenities, restaurants, pubs, cafes, museums, art galleries, sporting clubs and leisure facilities. The commuter links from Stirling are impressive with the M9 to Edinburgh, M80 to Glasgow and A9 to the cities of the north. There is a main line rail station linking to all these destinations.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are within driving distance of Stirling, offering an excellent mix of business, leisure, shopping and cultural amenities. Additionally, Edinburgh and Glasgow international airports are easily accessible by road.
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We have the keys to our new home and it wouldn’t be without help of Stephanie Dickson. We appreciate the late nights and hard work she put in to get us to this point.
M. Tang, purchase client
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