Emma Chalmers, head of residential sales in our Perth office, said: "The outlook in Perthshire is extremely positive and the LLBT is helping to create a very active market for homes under 300,000. During the first quarter of this year there was a significant increase in property viewings and the number of sales compared to figures from the same period of 2014.
"Although quarter one saw the supply of property remain fairly consistent with previous quarters, buyer interest and activity has been very strong with the firm's viewing figures up since the final quarter of 2014 by nearly 10%."
"The rise in potential buyers is to be expected as the traditionally busy spring period commences however what is particularly striking is just how quickly some properties are selling. For examples the Perth office recently sold Knowehead Grange in 2 days for 485,000, this was 3% over the guide price. The average time it took the Perth office to sell property during the first quarter was an impressive five weeks."
"It isn't only local and Scottish buyers registering with the Perth office and snapping up properties such as Knowehead Grange, English buyers make up nearly half of our registered buyers. There is also a high level of cash buyers in the region, around 37% of sales conducted by the Perthshire team in the first quarter were on behalf of cash buyers."
"Our residential team here in Perthshire has unrivalled local knowledge and expertise with many agents having worked and lived in the region for a number of years. The Perth office was also recently given an additional boost by new team member Scott Holley, an extremely knowledgeable agent with particular expertise in high-end sales. Scott is a very welcome addition to an already strong and well established team."
CKD Galbraith's Perth's office currently has a number of spectacular properties on its books likely to attract buyer interest and result in quick sales:
- Cameron House is a charming country house which lies about 2.5 miles to the North East of the town of Aberfeldy and offers a unique setting in a beautiful rural area with views of the River Tay. Nearby Strathtay offers many interesting walks and an excellent range of diversity with the dramatic mountains and rolling hills and pasture. The property itself consists of three bedrooms and wonderful reception room with bay window as well as a country style breakfasting kitchen complete with an oil fired Aga. Cameron House is on the market for a guide price of 340,000.
- Aspen Park is situated in Rosemount on the outskirts of Blairgowrie the property is quiet and private with an excellent range of facilities located a short walk from the property whilst the thriving city of Perthshire lies some 15 miles to the south. Aspen Park is charming detached one and a half storey house which has been upgraded and extended in recent years to create a bright and spacious modern four bed family home. Aspen Park is available for offers over 375,000.
- Holmiry enjoys a highly scenic rural setting with the historic market town of Alyth some 10 miles to the south and the city of Dundee can be reached in about 40 minutes by car. This delightful period house is set in a well-established and charming garden with two lots of rough grazing and pasture for sale separately. Holmiry has retained many of its original features including panelled doors, fine cornicing and a beautiful sweeping staircase with painted balusters and fine wooden handrail. Holmiry is available for offers over 410,000.