The Aberdeenshire property market has been characterised by very strong demand and competition between buyers, resulting in a rise in sales of 26 per cent for 2021 compared with the previous year and the average number of viewings increased by 48 per cent over the same period.
An annual price increase of 4 per cent has been recorded by the Galbraith team in Aberdeen, with some exceptional premiums being paid for the most attractive rural properties, one sale peaking at 18 per cent above the asking price.
The value of sales handled by Galbraith in Aberdeen this year totalled £30.2m resulting in an average selling price of £438,266.
Hannah Christiansen, head of the estate agency team in Aberdeen, said: “Most areas of Aberdeenshire have enjoyed heightened activity throughout the year. A combination of working from home and the desire for outdoor space, privacy and a quieter lifestyle, has meant property buyers are looking further afield than they would have previously and thus boosting the popularity of living in many areas beyond the city.
“Aberdeenshire is now offering UK-wide appeal and we have even witnessed some relocating from as far south as Devon and Cornwall, with Aberdeenshire being far less populated and offering more space and privacy. 39 per cent of buyers in the Aberdeenshire market this year were new to the region, highlighting the draw of the area and the value for money property in Aberdeenshire continues to offer.
“Rural properties, especially detached with a sizable garden and portion of additional land, have been in high demand and have attracted premiums above the asking price.”
Currently for sale with Galbraith in Aberdeen:
The Crab House, Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire. Offers Over £375,000 - a distinctive eco-friendly house, situated by the sea in a charming coastal village on the Scottish east coast. Built in the shape of a crab, the house has energy efficiency features including a sedum roof and an overall B rating for energy efficiency. The property also has a wildlife garden, a shepherd’s hut and a glazed timber workshop.
Angles, The Lane, Sauchen, Inverurie, Offers Over £390,000 – a superb and unique four bedroom detached family home in the popular village of Sauchen offering a country lifestyle, yet within easy reach of Westhill and Aberdeen city. Tucked up at the end of a quiet lane, the property sits in around 0.30 of an acre, offering privacy and excellent outdoor space.
Galbraith handles the sale of property valued at £55.4m on average per quarter. The firm has 13 offices across Scotland and the north of England and two-thirds of its property sales are to buyers registered with the firm.