Confidence Is Returning To The Scottish Property Market
CKD Galbraith supports today's Register of Scotland's quarterly housing price statistical report (July - September 2013) and also reports an increase in the volume of sales achieved throughout 2013.
CKD Galbraith supports today’s Register of Scotland’s quarterly housing price statistical report (July – September 2013) and also reports an increase in the volume of sales achieved throughout 2013.
John Bound, partner at CKD Galbraith said: “As a firm we have experienced an increase in sales throughout Scotland with the volume of sales agreed being up 30% this quarter compared to the same period last year.
“The market is still patchy with particular pockets showing very encouraging signs. These include the Borders, Fife and Perthshire where all regions have shown an increase in sales volumes this quarter compared to the same quarter of 2012. The Highlands and Moray are perhaps somewhat flatter but we expect these areas to pick up in line with other areas in the New Year.
“Overall we have experienced an increase in buyer confidence in the Scottish property market with the average number of viewings per property increasing significantly and suggesting a positive forecast for the market going forward.
“Also of notable interest is that we have seen an increase in the number of buyers registered on our data base moving from the south where a boost in funding availability has appeared to provide an injection of interest in the Scottish property market.”
CKD Galbraith’s sales teams operating across the whole of Scotland handled in excess of £400million worth of property (2012/13 financial year) ranging from cottages and conversions to country houses, farms and estates.