Contact information for Scotland’s leading national law firm, solicitor estate and letting agent. Aberdein Considine, 14 Westhill Shopping Centre, Aberdeen.
14 Westhill Shopping Centre
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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.
Activity levels in the Westhill and Kingswells areas has remained at a reasonable level over the last few months and we have achieved some excellent sales at prices close or at valuation figures and within a short time frame.
Spacious family homes which offer good value for money and are presented to a high standard are still being favoured due to buyers having a large choice of property to pick from and opting for properties which are ready to move into. We are also finding that rural/semi rural properties which offer unique features or are in desirable locations are attracting interest particularly if there is land included within the sale.
We have also seen encouraging results recently in the first time buyer and investor market with improvements in volume of sales of apartments within modern developments.
Our applicants and buyers in general are continuing to keep their options open in terms of considered areas which we are attributing to the near completion of the AWPR which will offer easier access North and South of the city.
With the volume of new properties coming on to the market decreasing, we anticipate that the following months will see interest in properties which have been on the market for some time increase. At this time of year many potential sellers plan to wait until the new year to market their properties and as such we expect a further increase in activity levels for both buying and selling at the start of 2019.
The rental market locally has remained steady over the last few months and family homes presented in good order are securing tenancies quickly.
Increasingly we are receiving numerous applications and achieving full asking prices. This is encouraging as it is demonstrating that there has been an increase in the number of families relocating to the area which we attribute to an increase in confidence in the local economy and employment opportunities.
We are noting that many properties securing tenancies at the moment are doing so for rental prices higher than achieved last year. Tenants are acknowledging that in order to secure a property quickly without competing with other applicants, they need to offer full asking price without conditions.
We expect that this trend will continue into the new year and would hope to see new landlords marketing their properties for lease to satisfy the demand.
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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