Home Report Houston

Home Report Houston

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 Houston area, then Shepherd 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 Houston, and wider 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 Houston

Houston is an attractive village in Renfrewshire with a countryside feeling yet isn’t too far away from larger settlements like Paisley or even Glasgow city centre. It lies within the scenic Gryffe Valley on the banks of the River Gryff, just a couple of miles east of Bridge of Weir, and roughly 6 miles west of Paisley. Glasgow city centre is just over 16 miles away. The settlement of Houston and surrounding lands have a long history going back further than the 12th century. Houston as we know it today was a planned settlement that took shape between the 17th and 19th century when weaving and cotton spinning was the primary industry powered by the River Gryffe.

Today though, the town is a desirable dormitory settlement for people mostly working in Paisley, and Glasgow. Though there is still a local agricultural sector. For commuters a car is essential as the main transport links are by road only which are thankfully well developed. With no delays residents can reach the A737 trunk road and M8 motorway in about 10 – 15 minutes. There are some local bus services, but for a wider range of services residents would have to drive to Johnstone or Paisley. The nearest train station for instance is Johnston train station approximately 3.5 miles to the south though it does have a large car park and regular services.

In terms of amenities and things to do, Houston has a fair amount going for it. There are several popular local pubs including The Houston Inn, The Cross Keys and The Fox and Hounds. There are also the usual array of takeaways and other local services like newsagents and similar. Additionally, the village’s Mercat Cross dates back to the 14th century and does attract a fair number of visitors to see the old cross and local architecture. Houston’s location in rural Renfrewshire makes it a great place for visitors and residents alike who love getting out into nature whether just walking, out with the dog, or more active pursuits like fishing, camping and cycling. The village also has a lawn bowls club, as well as a tennis, squash and fitness club.

There’s a sense of community in Houston and this is reflected in the community organisations and events that take place in the village. Houston Public Park for instance is the venue for the village’s annual agricultural show, taking place in the summer and organised by the Houston and Killellan Agricultural Society. Another significant local event is the Kirk Carnival, organised by the parish church in the church hall and Carrick Centre on Main Street, which involves a parade and a number of stalls and entertainments and including children from the local primary schools.

There are two primary schools in Houston. Houston Primary School and St Fillan’s Primary School. Gryffe High School and St. Benedict’s High School are the nearby secondary schools. Gryffe High School has a strong academic reputation, and in 2009 was ranked as the seventh best-performing state secondary school in Scotland by The Times newspaper’s league tables. Also in 2009, the school was praised in a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education.

In January 2024, property in the Houston area was at an average value of £362,672. Over the last 12 months, different property types have had different average prices. Detached properties sold for £416,298, semi-detached for £222,846, terraced for £153,397, and flats for £89,000.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

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 Houston and wider Renfrewshire property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Houston or other Renfrewshire localities, you’ll find a Shepherds branch located at 41 Gauze Street, Paisley, PA1 1EX. We cover all properties located in Houston and nearby such as Barrhead, Bishopton, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Dargavel, Elderslie, Erskine, Houston, Howwood, Johnstone, Kilbarchan, Linwood, Neilston, Paisley, Renfrew, Uplawmoor, equating to postcode areas PA1, PA2, PA3, PA4, PA5, PA6, PA7, PA8, PA9, PA10, PA11 & G78.

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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