Home Report Arran
When it comes to selling a property in Scotland a home report is required by law. A home report that is expertly compiled by an experienced team of Chartered Surveyors can prove to be a vital component in the overall process of selling a property. Inaccurate home reports can cost sellers thousands of pounds. They are there to give buyers and sellers alike peace of mind on of all the details of the property – big and small – ahead of advanced stages of the transaction. Doing so ensures there are no nasty surprises in store and that everything has been accounted for.
With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area, the market, and residential properties are essential criteria. Should you be selling in the Isle of Arran, then Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is best placed to help.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Arran, Argyll and wider North Ayrshire council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Arran
The Isle of Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh-largest Scottish island. Population wise it stands at roughly 5,000 residents with Lamlash being the largest village on the island at over 1000 residents. Brodick, however, has a smaller population but has the ferry terminal as well as most of the shops and hotels on the island.
Often referred to as “Scotland in Miniature” with good reason, the island is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault. The history of Arran is as complex as its geology. A changing coastline, spectacular mountains, beaches, thick forests, all intertwined with a rich culture and history stemming from the Gaelic, Viking, English and Scottish Clan inhabitants (and invaders) from its past.
Thankfully today, the island is a far more peaceful and serene place. It is connected to the Scottish mainland by two ferry routes, one from Brodick to Ardrossan, and another from Lochranza to Claonaig. Regular ferry sailings transformed Arran into a holiday destination and as such the main industry of the island today is tourism. With many leisure complexes, golf courses, amenities, scenery, wildlife and fantastic local produce, the island packs a punch relatively higher than its size would suggest. Brodick Castle with its expansive gardens is a particular draw to the island, formerly a seat of the Dukes of Hamilton, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Another big attraction is the Isle of Arran Distillery, the only working distillery on Arran since the 1800s.
There are seven primary schools and one high school serving Arran. The island schools have a strong community focus and teachers and school staff know the children well. Arran High School has a strong track record of academic success and is currently a Sport Scotland Gold School Sport Award holder.
There is also a strong musical tradition on the island and Primary children across the island can play a range of musical instruments from Primary 5 onwards depending on the school, from pipes and drums, to fiddle and brass.
Overall, the beautiful scenery, amenities, welcoming people, schools and good transport links to the mainland makes Arran a wonderful place to call home and raise a family.
In terms of property types, Arran has quite a varied set of stock. From older terraced houses, converted cottages and classic Victorian villas to caravans and more modern bungalows and family homes. As of August 2020, the average price of a property in Arran stands at £248,246, which represents a 2.28% decrease on the previous year and a 1.41% increase since May 2020. In terms of property types, flats in Isle of Arran sold for an average of £197,428 and terraced houses for £186,373.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Isle of Arran property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Arran or other North Ayrshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Saltcoats at 31 Hamilton Street. We cover all properties across this area, Blackwaterfoot, Brodick, Catacol, Corrie, Corriecravie, Dippen, Kildonan, Lagg, Lamlash, Lochranza, Pirnmill, Sannox, Shannochie, Shiskine, Sliddery, Whiting Bay, equating to post code areas KA11, KA12, KA13, KA14, KA15, KA20, KA21, KA22, KA23, KA24, KA25, KA27, KA28, KA29, KA30, PA12, PA17. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. 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.
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