Home Report Elgin
All properties being put on the market in Scotland now require a home report and a thorough home report can be invaluable when selling a property. They are there to give buyers and sellers alike a solid reckoning of all the important details regarding a property, ensuring that everything has been accounted for by the time it is sold. 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. If you’re selling in Elgin or the wider Moray area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfied all three criteria.
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 Elgin and Moray 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. You can contact us today and be sure of speaking to an experienced Chartered Surveyor able to give you a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Elgin
Located on the banks of the river Lossie, Elgin has a good claim to being one of the most historic towns anywhere in Scotland. For over 1000 years Elgin and the surrounding area has played host to a series of important events in Scotland’s history, from medieval battles to the Reformation and the Jacobite uprising. It’s thanks to this rich history that Elgin attracts many visitors, keen to experience its unique historic beauty and explore the natural splendour of the wider Moray area. Elgin’s ruined cathedral, which has nevertheless inhabited its current spot since the 13th century, is a major attraction.
Elgin is the administrative centre of Moray and is well connected to nearby population centres such as Forres, Nairn and Inverness. Most of the region’s economic activity is centred around Elgin, with the vast majority of Moray’s population living in the north of the county and the region’s main road, the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness, passing through here. In recent times, Elgin’s economy, and therefore also the property market, has be dominated by the presence of two air force bases, RAF Lossiemouth and Kinross, which were responsible for employing, directly or indirectly, 21% of the population. Although RAF Kinloss was converted to a barracks in 2012, the two bases are still a stimulating force on the local economy, supporting a consistently buoyant property market.
Elgin’s long and rich history is evident in the great variety of property in the comparatively small town. The town boasts traditional sandstone terraces and cottages, tenement properties, modern detached and semi-detached properties, as well as large villas and bungalows. Beyond the historic quarter of Elgin, there are several modern developments offering several kinds of new-build property.
The interest in second homes within Elgin’s beautiful environs has been a boon for the local property market, as well as that of the wider Moray area. 2018, for example, saw a surge in people from outside Scotland buying homes in the region, which, combined with a longstanding interest in the area, has kept the property market performing strongly.
As of January 2020, the average price of a property in Elgin stands at £183,066, which represents a 3.12% increase on the previous year and a 0.26% increase since October of 2019. In terms of property types, flats in Elgin sold for an average of £102,339 and terraced houses for £134,250.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherds Chartered Surveyors are the largest providers 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 Elgin property market that no one else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Elgin or the Moray area, you’ll find a Shepherds branch centrally located within the Park Business Centre on South Street. We cover all properties located in Elgin and also extend our range across Moray. This equates to postcode areas AB37, AB38, AB55, AB56, IV13, IV30, IV31 IV32, IV36, PH19, PH20, PH21, PH22, PH23, PH24, PH25 and PH26. 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.
Elgin Office Details
- Monday - Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
- Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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