Home Report Clarkston
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Clarkston area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
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 Clarkston, and the wider East Renfrewshire 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 Clarkston
The affluent town of Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, is found to the southern fringes of Greater Glasgow, with a population of roughly 10,000 residents. Its name derives from that of the man – John Clark – who looked after the former toll house on the Glasgow to Kilmarnock Road. It directly adjoins Busby and Netherlee, so much so you’d be forgiven for crossing into one or the other without realising, as well as the towns of Giffnock and Newton Mearns. It is primarily an attractive commuter suburb for residents working in the Greater Glasgow area.
Indeed, transport links for commuters are well developed, with regular buses to Glasgow City Centre and elsewhere in East Renfrewshire, and nearby South Lanarkshire. It also has its own train station with direct trains to Glasgow Central Station that take just over 20 minutes. For drivers, the Ayr Road, the M77, and A726 are all within a short distance with many connections to each for travel onwards to Glasgow city centre, Greater Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and further afield.
In times past, Clarkston was actually smaller than nearby Busby. Busby began to develop during the industrial revolution when it became a thriving small town due to the nearby river and suitability for the cotton industry. The proximity to Glasgow was also particularly advantageous for importing and exporting goods. As such it was a larger settlement than Clarkston.
The Clarkston we know today really began in the 1920s when rapid expansion of suburban housing developments began, and housebuilding was encouraged. The expansion of the old Glasgow tram network and dedicated railway station made it particularly advantageous and attractive for would-be residents. Now, Clarkston is a very attractive place to live with many amenities and attractions within the town boundary itself, as well as many others in nearby towns, all within a very short drive, and then there’s Glasgow city centre too with all its offerings too. The town has a bustling main street with the usual local and independent businesses, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and a few national chains to kicking around offering residents a diversity of choices.
Greenbank Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property is situated on Flenders Road, consisting of the 18th-century Greenbank House and its lovely walled gardens. The house is a Category A listed building.
Clarkston contains two golf clubs with long histories: The Cathcart Castle Golf Club, which opened in 1895 as Merrylea Golf Club, and, Williamwood Golf Club, founded in 1906. Both clubs are very popular often with waiting lists to join and offer a challenging design around rolling parkland.
In terms of education, Clarkston has three nearby primary schools: Carolside Primary, Netherlee Primary, and Busby Primary. The local secondary school is Williamwood High School. East Renfrewshire generally is seen to have excellent quality state schooling. Williamwood High School is often high in the top 50 state schools for highers annually, being as high as in the top five across Scotland in recent years. The desire for a good education is known to be one of the primary factors increasing demand for homes in the area.
The average price for property in Clarkston stood at £289,946 in August 2021. This is a fall of 1.10% in the last three months (since May 2021) and a rise of 5.42% since August 2020. The local market in Clarkston has seen spikes in final selling prices of late given the attractiveness of the town generally, coupled with a low supply of available homes in the area, and an overarching desire for people to move after lockdown, making it a market very much in favour of sellers at present. That aside, East Renfrewshire is an area where demand is known to outstrip supply generally, fuelled by attractive living and good schooling. There’s a wide variety of house types too from the typical 1920s and 30s style bungalows, as well as many fine Victorian sandstone properties, with some Georgian villas in the vicinity too.
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 Clarkston property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Clarkston or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 269 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G43 1TX. We cover all properties across this area including Arden, Auldhouse, Battlefield, Bellahouston, Busby, Cardonald, Carnwadric, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Cessnock, Clarkston, Corkerhill, Cowglen, Craigton, Croftfoot, Crookston, Crosshill, Crossmyloof, Darnley, Deaconsbank, Drumoyne, Dumbreck, Eastwood, Giffnock, Govan, Govanhill, Gorbals, Hillington, Hillpark, Househillwood, Hurlet, Hutchesontown, Ibrox, Jenny Lind, Kennishead, King's Park, Kingston, Kinning Park, Langside, Laurieston, Linthouse, Mansewood, Merrylee, Mosspark, Mount Florida, Muirend, Netherlee, Newlands, Newton Mearns, Nitshill, Oatlands, Parkhouse, Pollok, Pollokshaws, Pollokshields, Polmadie, Port Eglinton, Priesthill, Queen's Park, Rosshall, Roughmussel, Shawlands, Shieldhall, Simshill, South Nitshill, Southpark Village, Strathbungo, Toryglen and Tradeston, equating to postcode areas G5, G41, G42, G43, G44, G45, G46, G51, G52, G53, G73, G76, and G77. 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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