Serving the area of Westhill in Aberdeenshire is our Westhill Shopping Centre branch which is managed by Partner Fiona Wildgoose and Branch Manager, Sarah Elrick. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
14 Westhill Shopping Centre
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of the north-east’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Westhill. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
During the final quarter of 2019 it has certainly been the case that the majority of properties to sell in the Westhill and Kingswells area are below £200,000, a reasonably good indicator of an increase in first time buyers.
Properties to sell in the more rural areas have decreased suggesting that buyers are finding properties within their price range closer to the city centre. Properties that achieve good initial interest and secure a sale within the first month of marketing continue to be more likely to gain the valuation figure or above.
We have noticed that there have been fewer properties to come on the market in the winter months, which is as expected. This has meant properties that have been on the market for some time have now sold.
Average prices in the city slipped 3.3% during the third quarter to £193,141, although the average price of a new build in Aberdeen hit £299,663, higher than the Capital.
There is a broader feeling that the city and wider area have weathered the worst of the housing market slump and there is some anticipation of a long term boost as the health of the oil and gas sector continues to improve.
One point of note is that thousands of energy sector workers are choosing to stay in Aberdeenshire and nearly 1,200 homes were sold in the area in the third quarter, up 4.1%. Prices in the region also held steady at nearly £216,000.
As we move into 2020, Brexit uncertainty aside, we would hope for and expect there to be an increase in properties coming on the market in all areas and with such, an increase in buyers.
The final quarter of 2019 saw the demand for family homes continue in Kingswells and Westhill, with these properties attracting a healthy level of interest, and leasing within a short space of time.
As ever it is important that properties presented in very good condition and well maintained, making them more likely to let quickly, with tenants also more likely to stay longer. There are definitely more properties available in rural areas, creating more choice.
Encouragingly, we have seen an increase in new landlords enquiring about leasing properties, with the demand in the Westhill and Kingswells areas to meet this.
Brexit aside, the market looks to be in reasonably robust health, and we would hope for an increase in landlords with family homes for lease in the coming months.
Originally known as the ‘Garden Suburb’ of Aberdeen, Westhill has matured into a desirable and vibrant family town. It offers an enviable range of community facilities including highly regarded primary and secondary schools, shopping centre, Costco and Tesco superstores, and local health centre. This thriving town is also renowned for its excellent lifestyle amenities such as the 18 hole golf course and swimming pool, hotels and restaurants.
The town has been acknowledged as Global Centre of Excellence in subsea engineering and offers excellent employment opportunities at the Westhill Commercial Estate and Arnhall Business Park. Westhill lies in the attractive Aberdeenshire countryside and boasts a perfect location, within easy commuting distance to the City of Aberdeen by dual carriageway. There is a regular bus service and the town is well placed for access to Dyce Airport, Inverurie, Banchory and Royal Deeside.
Kingswells is a much sought after community which lies to the west of Aberdeen. It is just a short drive from the city centre and there are regular buses running from the ‘Park and Ride’ facility. There is an excellent range of amenities within the village, including a pre-school nursery, primary school, community centre, a variety of local shops, and a health centre. The Fourmile House is located on the outskirts of Kingswells and is the perfect place for dinner and drinks.
The new Prime Four business park hosts a community of offices, leisure facilities including a gym and stunning communal areas. The park is located near the dual carriageway and offers many career opportunities for Kingswells residents and commuters. Additionally, the oil related offices at Westhill and Dyce are readily accessible by car and public transport.
Alford is a thriving village that enjoys a host of excellent amenities from primary and secondary schooling to recreational outlets including a golf course, a dry ski slope and the Haughton Country Park. The village maintains a good range of shops and restaurants, a library and health centre. It is a great location for access to the Lecht ski resort and is within easy commuting distance from Aberdeen, Dyce, Kingswells, Westhill and Inverurie.
The village is home to a modern community campus, which opened in 2015. This exciting new build project is sited along Greystone Road and encompasses Alford Primary School and Alford Academy and provides a community hub for the local area. The campus has a large swimming pool, theatre, dance studio, sports hall and gymnasium, community café, library and fantastic new learning spaces for all. On top of this, there are several events hosted regularly throughout Alford, including an arts and handicrafts group, walking groups, and both gardening and film clubs.
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Susan Scullion and her team at the Glasgow office were fantastic! We will be recommending Aberdein Considine to anyone we know selling in the future.
K. Ronald, sale client
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