During the coronavirus lockdown, the housing market in Scotland came to an abrupt halt. You could only really move house if it was essential with the Law Society of Scotland encouraging home movers to delay their entry dates and the Registers of Scotland more or less shutting up shop!
However, since restrictions were relaxed towards the end of June, the property market has taken off and us currently booming!
Alison McIntyre and her team in our estate agency department have been extremely busy, arranging viewings for those who wish to buy and valuations for those wishing to sell. If you’d like to have a look at the range of properties we currently have on the market, please click here.
The word “unprecedented” was freely used during lockdown to explain the restrictive measures being taken. We’d like to use it now to talk about the unprecedented volumes of sales and purchases taking place. On the sales side, properties are being sold for over both the asking price and Home Report Value. On the purchase side, closing dates are being fixed and clients are submitting their best offer in the hope of securing their new home. In a closing date situation, we always advise clients to offer the best price they can afford to secure their purchase!
If you’re thinking of buying or selling, contact us first. We have excellent local expertise as well as great knowledge about the property market in Scotland in general. We aim to give you good, solid advice on what you might expect to achieve from your sale and how to position your property on the market. For purchasers, we’ll advise and support your best offer to secure your new home.
If you are thinking of buying and you need a mortgage, please make sure it’s in place before you buy. Having to sort out a mortgage after your offer’s been accepted causes an incredible amount of stress! Moving house is stressful enough and you don’t need to add to that! Get an approval in principle and then go out and find your dream house!
We can look after all your estate agency and conveyancing elements of your sale and purchase all under the one roof. We’ll answer all your questions and do all the legal work to help you more from your existing home to your new home.
If you’re a first-time buyer and have never bought a house before, we’ll explain the whole procedure and take care of all your legal purchase needs. If you are thinking about buying or selling, get in touch with us now – we’re only a phone call away