CKD Galbraith Markets Scotland’s Finest Urban Abodes
Cities are back in fashion, urban populations are growing faster than ever and those bored of cows and never ending fields in the countryside are returning to Scotland’s most loved cities where it’s all going on.
CKD Galbraith has reported a surge in demand for city and town properties across Scotland, especially in the popular cities of Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh where prices continue to grow steadily and sales figures have increased for the firm.
Last year CKD Galbraith opened a new office in Aberdeen, headed up by Jordan MacKay who is confident that his office has an unrivalled advantage in the local market.
Jordan said, "CKD Galbraith’s Aberdeen team has an outstanding record and a great passion for what they do and for the region. We know how competitive city sales can be and therefore offer a very personal service, adapting to clients' individual needs."
"The firm’s expertise in successful city sales is supported by the full matching service we provide. Our team are very friendly and approachable, always following up on all viewings, brochure and home report requests and work very hard to prepare the best marketing and sales strategy for clients selling in the city."
CKD Galbraith is currently marketing a number of homes in Aberdeen, including 28 Hilton Heights. Situated two miles from Aberdeen city centre, this bright and spacious top floor flat forms part of an exclusive development set in beautifully landscaped gardens. This two bedroom property is ideally located in the popular Hilton area of Aberdeen; a peaceful residential area yet with all the restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment facilities you could expect from the oil capital of Europe!
Given the property’s central location it would make an ideal first time purchase or flat for those studying or working at Robert Gordons, Aberdeen University or the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
28 Hilton Heights is currently on the market for offers over £210,000.
Evidence of a more buoyant economy is for all to see in the Inverness property market as well. Phiddy Robertson, from CKD Galbraith’s Inverness office, reported; "Demand is high across the board and with the opening this year of the new University campus on the eastern fringes of the city and further leisure investment in the city centre, we expect this level of demand in Inverness to continue."
"Quality of life has always been a major appeal to those looking to buy in Inverness; a city that offers a vibrant and modern heart and yet is just a short distance from the spectacular and unspoilt countryside of the Highlands."
"The Westminster governments’ ‘pension freedoms’, which have been recently introduced, will release funds for investment and this is a good time to target prospective purchasers who may be looking to acquire buy to let properties in the city centre."
Currently for sale in the popular area of Westhill, Inverness is Birchwood; a delightful family home benefiting from all the conveniences of immediate in-town facilities whilst enjoying easy access to the scenic surrounding countryside.
The house dates from the 1960s, has been carefully renovated and retains many of its original features. Inverness is a mere two miles away yet Birchwood is set in a peaceful residential setting and has within its grounds a small, wooded glade, with the Muckovie Burn running through it leading to Drumossie Moor and enjoyable walking country.
Birchwood is available for a guide price £390,000.
The capital city has also experienced an extremely successful first three months of 2015. CKD Galbraith’s city sales have achieved an average of 8.06% over the asking price and 3.84% over the Home Report valuation.
Jamie McNeill, from the CKD Galbraith Edinburgh office, commented;
"The Edinburgh city market has remained buoyant throughout the first three months of 2015 with buyers looking to take advantage of a lower tax bill before the introduction of Land & Buildings Transaction Tax earlier this month."
"As a result, we have seen demand for quality city apartments and townhouses outweigh supply leading to an increase in sale prices in the area. Increased competition from buyers resulted in seven closing dates in seven weeks, all achieving at least their Home Report valuation."
One such town property, which the firm expects high levels of interest in, is 18B Gamekeeper’s Road. Gamekeeper's Road is a prestigious address located to the north west of Edinburgh city centre. This very attractive upper villa offers six bedrooms over two floors, an enclosed private garden and a spacious open plan reception room with large kitchen leading onto a dining/family room.
18B Gamekeeper’s Road is on the market through CKD Galbraith for offers overs £640,000.