Home Report Irvine

Home Report Irvine

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 Irvine, 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 Irvine and the wider 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 Irvine

Irvine, formerly a royal burgh, is the largest town in North Ayrshire a population of roughly 33,700 people. It is the last of Scotland’s “New Towns Project” in 1966 in an attempt to rehouse residents from Glasgow, and to provide an economic and social boost to the then area. Despite being classed as a “New Town”, Irvine has always seemingly had some form of settlement, going back further than medieval times. The town was of some importance in the medieval period being Scotland’s military capital and also serving at one time or another as one of the country’s earliest capitals. Robert Burns also worked in Irvine between 1781- 1782 in a ‘heckling shed’ to learn the process of heckling, a way of turning flax into linen, and today has two streets in the town named after him.

Nowadays Irvine is known as an industrial town with good transport links to the rest of Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, and the Greater Glasgow area by the M77 motorway, and a direct train service to Glasgow Central Station. A busy town with important historical and maritime connections, its harbour became a major west coast seaport.

In 2019 a multi-million-pound investment as part of the Ayrshire Growth Deal was announced that should see the Irvine economy benefit from more than £20 million. It is hoped the investment will create roughly 7000 new jobs across a range of different sectors over a 15-year period. Included in the deal will be £14m tourism investment at Irvine Harbourside and Ardeer Peninsula, £18m for the Centre for Research into Low Carbon Energy and Circular Economy (CECE) at the Hunterston Strategic West Scotland Industrial Hub and £11m for a subsea fibre optic cable to have its landing point in Irvine. Additionally, more than £8m will be invested to improve the skills of Ayrshire residents with extra support for those furthest away from the labour market. The investment package comes as part of a £100 million investment package to the entire Ayrshire area. One aspect of the investment to watch out for in particular is the investment to Irvine’s harbour, with proposals mentioning a new hotel and restaurants, housing, and a play facility for children.

Rather topically, Irvine is the birthplace of the present First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon as well as the former First Minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell. The current Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop was also born in Irvine.

Irvine has a fair number of amenities most notably so is the town’s long sandy beach with excellent views of Arran and the Firth of Clyde. You will also find Eglington Country Park about one mile north which is free to the public all year round. The park also has a visitor centre, children’s play areas, and a café. Rivergate Shopping Centre is the largest in Ayrshire, If golf is your thing, you’re in luck, Irvine has five nearby, but Western Gailes course is the most well-known and challenging of the lot, and it’s right next to the sea to boot, for enjoyable views as you go around the holes.

In terms of education, the area is served by several primary schools and secondary Irvine Royal Academy.

The average price for property in Irvine stood at £138,873 in January 2024. Though different property types in Irvine have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £248,844 for detached properties, £137,161 for semi-detached, £101,009 for terraced, and £80,662 for flats.

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 in-depth knowledge of the Irvine property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Irvine or other Ayrshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Saltcoats at 31 Hamilton Street. We cover all properties across this area, Ardrossan, Isle of Arran, Auchentiber, Beith, Benslie, Burnhouse, Dalry, Dreghorn, Drybridge, Fairlie, Glengarnock, Irvine, Kilbirnie, Kilwinning, Largs, Saltcoats, Seamill, Skelmorlie, Springside, Stevenston, West Kilbride, 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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  • Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
  • Friday: 8.45am to 5pm

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