Home Report Aberdeen
A thorough and rigorous home Report can be invaluable when it comes to buying or selling a property, offering peace of mind for the buyer, and a guarantee that everything has been accounted for. And when it comes to providing a home Report for your property, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor, in-depth knowledge of the local area and a nearby office are all essential criteria. If you’re selling in Aberdeen or the surrounding area, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors satisfies all three criteria.
Quite simply one of the most reputable Chartered Surveyors firms anywhere, we provide expert advice to buyers with mortgage valuation reports, RICS homebuyers’ reports and other residential inspections. Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is represented on all major lender’s panels; our home Reports are widely accepted and our knowledge of the Aberdeen area is unparalleled. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an unmatched knowledge of your local area stretching back decades. When you contact us for any reason, you can be sure of speaking to a qualified chartered surveyor who will answer any questions you may have free of charge.
Buying in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is perhaps best known across the country for three things; the sparkling granite from the famous Rubislaw quarry, which was used to construct much of the city’s buildings, being known as the Oil and Energy Capital of Europe, and the beautiful Royal Deeside where the Royal Family’s holiday home is located at Balmoral. The oil and Energy industry has dominated the city’s economy and property market ever since oil was discovered there in the 1970s, but as the reliance on Oil starts to dwindle Aberdeen is fast becoming known as an Energy hub and a renewables capital.
The majority of the properties in the city centre and west end are built of traditional granite structures for which Aberdeen is renowned, more modern properties built since the 1950s are built from more diverse and modern materials. There’s much to be said for these traditional granite properties, which can range in size but are always elegant, while Aberdeen’s more modern housing stock in the newer prosperous suburban areas and towns are also highly sought after.
House prices in Aberdeen and its suburbs have registered a decline of 4.7% in the last year and 0.9% over the latest quarter, which represents a fairly stable a predictable rate which has been observed for several years. Despite this, some areas, such as Ellon, have registered an increase of as much as 0.6%. The bigger picture reveals that, while Aberdeen’s house price index (API) reflected the oil crash of 2014, the retail price index (RPI) has shown a consistent and steady increase over the last ten years. The volume of sales in every quarter have stayed relatively steady since 2014. As things stand, flats, semi-detached and detached properties have sold for an average of £125,061, £133,556 and £275,933 respectively across Aberdeen City and its suburbs.
Inevitably, the city’s housing market has been interlinked with the fortunes of the oil and gas industry, when the oil price has been high this has brought with it price growth and property booms. Despite such price fluctuations in the global oil price Aberdeen’s property market has performed robustly and resiliently with prices above the Scottish average. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is a sought after location to live with low levels of unemployment and high standards of living often topping UK quality of life surveys.
Aberdeen is a desirable place to live and work and this will continue as the economy diversifies away from oil and gas. Well-presented and maintained property remains and will continue to stay in demand for years to come.
Why Use Shepherd?
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is quite simply one of the most reputable teams of chartered surveyors around. The leader in the Scottish property industry, our origins date back to the 18th century. Naturally, we’re also regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
When selecting surveyors for a home report, a knowledge of the area in question and an office nearby are essential criteria. Wherever you are in Aberdeenshire, Shepherd is the right choice for a competitive and competent home Report. Our office is located between the central and western property areas of Aberdeen and we boast detailed knowledge of the postcode areas AB10-16, AB21-25, AB31-36, AB39, AB51-52 and AB54. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd; our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
Aberdeen Office Details
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- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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