Home Report Giffnock
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 Giffnock 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 Giffnock, and wider East Renfrewshire 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 Giffnock
Giffnock is an affluent suburb of Glasgow, found in the East Renfrewshire local authority area with roughly 12,300 residents. It forms part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation and primarily serves as a commuter town for the city of Glasgow. In recent years East Renfrewshire was named as the happiest place to live in Scotland in a study of eight measures including life expectancy, crime levels and earnings. The council area topped the Scottish list, with its position cemented by a high placing in the earnings index, found the research for Royal Mail.
Prior to the 18th century, the area that is now Giffnock was primarily a farming community. However, the modern foundations of the town as we know it today started in 1835 when the first sandstone quarry opened in the area. It wasn’t long before three more quarries opened along with a dedicated railway station. As a result, the town population grew rapidly. Quarrying in the area continued until about 1912 when the costs became too high to continue extraction, and so the industry declined. However, it was really Giffnock Railway station that meant the attraction of the town as a residential area rose. Many wealthy merchants chose to construct villas in its smog-free environs and commute easily daily to the city by train. As a result, popularity grew, and initial development mostly began around the station area. Next came the trams, which again furthered Giffnock’s growth. However, it was really during the housing boom of the 1930s, 40s and into the 50s that the population of Giffnock jumped from 1425 in 1,939 to over 9,000 in 1951.
Giffnock today then is a very affluent and appealing suburb of Glasgow, with many attractive houses, a great selection of amenities and good nearby schools. The vast majority of residents commute into Glasgow for work, and of these commuters are in higher income bracket jobs. As such transport links to Glasgow and further afield are very good. Giffnock has its own dedicated railway station, but three more a short distance away – Thornliebank, Muirend and Williamwood – that have regular trains running to Glasgow Central Station and others. The town also has good road connections with the A77 Ayr/Fenwick Road bisecting the town, and the nearby M77 motorway, both of which act as the main routes for commuters by road. There are numerous established bus routes into Glasgow city centre or to nearby towns.
In terms of amenities and things to do, Giffnock has a plentiful array for residents. From local restaurants, cafes and other eateries to your usual high-street chains, local gyms, tennis courts, health spas, and nearby golf courses, there’s not much it doesn’t have. Most of which can be found along Kilmarnock and Fenwick Road. Due to the town’s proximity to other nearby towns of Clarkston and Newton Mearns, and Glasgow itself, residents have a luxurious amount to choose from.
In terms of Education, Giffnock has a reputation as one of the catchment areas with top-quality state schooling. In the nearby area, there are nine primary schools and four high schools, including one independent school. An excellent education is leading to a booming housing market in the area. Secondary schools from East Renfrewshire often place highly on the annual league table of the top 50 state schools in Scotland, with St Ninian’s High School, Mearns Castle High School and Williamwood High School taking three out of the top five spots in recent years.
As of August 2021, the average price for a residential property in Giffnock stood at £422,933. This is a fall of 1.10% in the last three months (since May 2021) and a rise of 5.42% since August 2020. Because of its merchant history, Giffnock has many attractive and well-maintained Victorian and Edwardian properties. Depending on their particular size, position, features and size of land attached, it’s not uncommon for these to sell well above the £500,000 mark, with a fair few reaching close to and over £1,000,000. Whilst it has long been recognised that a principal driver in East Renfrewshire’s housing market is schooling, we believe there is now a direct correlation between school catchment areas and an appetite to buy a home in an attractive area. Demand often outstrips supply in East Renfrewshire’s housing market, with many homes going to a closing date.
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 Giffnock and wider East Renfrewshire council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Giffnock, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Glasgow at 269 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G43 1TX. This office covers the areas of 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. The team are ready to handle any and all enquiries when selling in or around the area. 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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