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.
The final part of 2018 saw steady levels of activity, with the first three months of 2019 showing an increase in sales of older stock, with fewer new properties coming on the market.
New properties coming on the market in ‘ready to move in condition’ were certainly selling quickly and towards the end of the first quarter, we found an increase in new properties coming on the market. In particular, detached family homes in modern developments within Westhill are selling at a fast pace, and at the valuation price.
More rural properties are continuing to struggle as are properties that require some upgrading, with viewers favouring the newer homes that require less work. Properties that present good value for money continue to do well.
Moving into the Spring market, we would expect to see an increase of new properties on the market and with such, an increase in buyers.
Our applicants and buyers in general are continuing to keep their options open in terms of considered areas, which we are attributing to the benefits of the AWPR, which offers easier access North and South of the city.
There has been an increase in first time buyers purchasing smaller properties, allowing next time buyers to move onto the larger properties. Viewers who are actively looking at properties tend to be in a position to purchase, rather than viewing before their property has sold. This has resulted in fewer viewings taking place, however offers coming in quickly.
After a fairly quiet end to 2018, the first quarter of 2019 has seen a noticeably higher demand for rental properties in Kingswells, Westhill and Alford.
Family homes and smaller flats continue to do well in Westhill and Kingswells, whilst in more rural areas, family homes are favoured. We have found that the majority of tenants are moving around the local area, however we have seen some more positive signs of people moving into the area.
It remains the case that properties that are presented in good order and marketed at a realistic price are still attracting most interest.
Over the next couple of months and into the Spring period we would expect an increase in the number of tenants viewing properties and as such, an increase in the applications received. This could also see an increase in landlords looking to lease their properties in order to satisfy growing 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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