The housing market in May continued to move at pace with sustained buyer demand and constrained supply putting sellers in pole position. The imbalance between demand and supply is also evident in the local rental market with increased tenant demand across the board.
April was a record breaking month for PPP! Not only did we sell the most properties EVER in one month (making us the top selling agent in Perthshire for the year to date*), we also sold our highest value property EVER.
The spring selling season is blooming with activity. Many sales are going to closing dates due to interest from multiple buyers which is having a positive effect on prices and resulting in some properties going under offer in a matter of days.
Scotland’s move to Tier Four restrictions on Boxing Day should not impact on house moves, under the current government guidelines. Assuming no further changes are announced, moves can continue to take place in the tier 4 protection level, provided they can be carried out safely. The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax holiday, coupled with the change in lifestyle caused by the coronavirus outbreak, is encouraging people who may have been thinking of selling to take the plunge and get their properties to the market while there remains buyer interest and demand.
As we enter the festive period, we take a moment to reflect on what has been an extraordinary year.
We are delighted that the experience and professionalism of our lettings team have been recognised at a national level. Having scooped the Gold Award for Perth and Kinross earlier in the year, the team beat stiff competition from lettings agencies across the country to be named the Gold winner for Scotland in the British Property Awards 2019-2020.
The short answer is that a property is only worth what the market is willing to pay for it, but in this blog piece we look closer at 7 factors which can influence exactly how much a property is likely to sell for and what can be done to influence the eventual outcome.
Whether you are a buy-to-let investor or you have found yourself in a position where, for whatever reason, you need to rent out a home, it is crucial that you understand the market and your responsibilities as a landlord. With over a decade of experience in the Perthshire lettings market and an award-winning service, we…
We’re delighted that restrictions on house moves in Scotland will be relaxed from 29th June and buyers, sellers and renters can once again progress their moving plans.
We are awaiting specific guidelines from the Scottish Government, but we hope to be able to resume physical viewings, fully launch new properties to the market and help people to carry out their moving plans (whilst following government guidance to protect our staff and the public) from 29th June.
Only 2.8% of our deposits were disputed in 2019. Here, we discuss best practices when managing tenancies and how to minimise deposit disputes.
A new scheme has been unveiled to help first time buyers get on to the property ladder. Similar to other government schemes such as LIFT and Help to Buy, the Scottish government’s First Home Fund will contribute towards the cost of buying a property through a shared equity scheme.