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High Demand Strengthens Stirling Property Market

Healthy levels of residential sales and buyer activity in Stirlingshire during the final quarter of 2016 has been followed by a burst of activity during the first months of 2017.

During the fourth quarter of 2016 (October December) the number of viewings conducted by the Stirling office rose by 14% compared with the previous quarter, whilst the region continued to attract buyers from across the country with national buyers accounting for 33% of sales and local buyers for 67%.

Jennifer Campbell, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraith's Stirling office, said:

Stirlingshire and the wider central belt of Scotland offers buyers a wide range of high quality homes. Rural family homes with a few acres of land or development potential remain the most sought after with strong buyer competition when such properties do appear on the market.

The Stirling team recently handled the sale of a residential plot at Houston, a waterside property in Dalgety Bay and most recently a former mill house on the outskirts of Thornhill. Sales such as this demonstrate that buyers are becoming increasingly more active during the winter months and are willing to act fast to secure the right property.

The firms Stirling office has had a particularly active January with 67 viewings and 205 prospective buyer registrations. Jennifer continued:

Sellers now appear to be benefitting from a twelve month market and shouldn't wait until the Spring months to start marketing their properties when competition in the area will be higher.

CKD Galbraith has recently brought a number of new properties to the market which are expected to receive high levels of buyer interest:

The Bothy is a charming semi-detached rural property with panoramic views overlooking the Wallace Monument and hills beyond. It sits in a private and peaceful corner of rural Stirlingshire yet is within such a short driving distance of Stirling's city centre. This corridor of the country has endured lasting popularity with commuters, enjoying enviable communications and easy access into the main motorway networks.

The Bothy is available for a guide price of 375,000.

Holm House is nestled with the village of Aberfoyle, sitting at the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The house dates back to circa 1800 and is one of the older properties in Milton, backing on to Ancient Woodland it is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map dated from 1855. Holm House is also just metres away from the entrance to Loch Ard Forest giving easy access to riverside walks and many miles of cycle trails.

Holm House is available for offers over 275,000.

10 Buchanan Stables lies within Buchanan Castle Estate close to Loch Lomond and the picturesque village of Drymen, only half an hour's drive from Glasgow City Centre. The property is sited on the plains of the River Endrick with magnificent scenic backdrops which include Ben Lomond, the Highlands and Luss Hills. The property itself overlooks Buchanan Castle Golf Club, a renowned highly scenic course, with a lovely club room and restaurant literally on the doorstep.

10 Buchanan Stables is available for offers over 155,000.