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14 Westhill Shopping Centre
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 in the property market in Westhill has increased in the new year and we are seeing a rise in the volume of enquiries, viewings and offers which is very encouraging.
There is also new optimism within the oil and gas sector which will hopefully give potential buyers confidence to commit to purchasing at this time.
Going into the Spring market, we anticipate an increase in properties coming onto the market providing new interest from new buyers and an increase in volume of sales.
Mid market properties are performing better than in recent years and many of these sellers are buying again in the local area resulting in an increase in sales of higher end properties.
Buyers exploring the Westhill and Kingswells areas are typically favouring properties which are reasonably priced and are ready to move into over the competition.
With property prices being lower than in recent years, confidence in the local economy growing, interest rates remaining low and there being a good selection of available properties to pick from, now is an excellent time to purchase in the area before prices begin to rise.
The early part of 2018 has shown a definite increase in the lettings market in Westhill with viewing requests, tenancy applications and lets.
Prices remain lower than Landlords were previously used to but it is important that they are realistic in their expectations in the current market.
Family sized properties that have been maintained to a high standard, are well decorated and in a good, clean condition are receiving viewing requests and subsequently offers. However, the market still seems to be quieter for smaller, one and two bedroom properties. This could be due to the prices being lower on bigger properties meaning people can afford to offer on the larger homes.
The rental market in Alford has remained extremely quiet with no sign of improvement in the New Year. Even with lower rental values there are minimal viewing requests being received so we are encouraging Landlords to carry out any repairs or decoration that we think may make their properties more desirable. It may simply be that properties with a shorter commute time than Alford are now more attainable due to price reductions so people are sticking nearer to the City.
Kingswells leasing market has remained steady throughout the past few months with most of the properties being family homes that are let in a very timely manner.
It is unlikely that the leasing market in Westhill, Alford and Kingswells will return to the higher prices received back in 2014, but rental prices do seem to have stabilised which is an encouraging sign for the future.
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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K. Anderson, purchase client
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