Home Report Kirriemuir
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 Kirriemuir 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 Kirriemuir, and wider Angus 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 Kirriemuir
Kirriemuir, sometimes known as Kirrie, is a charming town in Angus of roughly 6,100 residents. It is situated about six miles northwest of Forfar and about 18 miles from the centre of Dundee. Despite the town’s size, Kirriemuir has a notable past reaching as far back as earliest historical records, when it was apparently a centre of ecclesiastical importance. It also has a history of significant witchcraft accusations, and to this day many older buildings still have a “witches’ stane” built in to ward off any evil. This is a hard grey stone physically set into the local red sandstone from which many of the properties are built. In more recent times during the industrial revolution, it was a key centre of the jute trade in Scotland. Another interesting point of note is the town is the birthplace and burial site of the playwright J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, and a statue of Peter Pan stands in the town square to commemorate him and his works.
Today though, Kirriemuir is predominantly a dormitory town for residents working in wider Angus, mostly nearby Forfar, and the city of Dundee. The town has no dedicated railway line but is well served by local bus services and road infrastructure. The A90 road is reachable via the A926 and allows for travel to the wider area and further still north and south. It is the A90 that allows commuters relatively quick travel into Dundee while staying on the A926 allows for travel to Forfar.
In terms of amenities and things to do, Kirriemuir has a bustling town centre with winding narrow streets containing many local independent businesses. Kirriemuir is also known as the ‘Gateway to the Glens’ for its position at the base of the Angus glens. This makes it an attractive base to locals and visitors for hill walking on nearby Munros, fishing, partridge, pheasant and grouse shooting, and deerstalking. There is also an 18-hole golf course with some spectacular views north to Glen Clova and Glen Doll. J.M. Barrie mentioned earlier gifted a camera obscura to the people of the town from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The town also has two parks: Gairie Burn Glen and on top of Kirriemuir Hill. A highlight of the social calendar is the Kirriemuir Festival of Traditional Music and Song, featuring live music, ceilidhs, storytelling, and lots of great food from local vendors. So, the town has plenty to offer, and whatever residents can’t find they typically head into nearby Forfar to get, such as grocery shopping at the large Tesco Superstore.
In terms of local education for children then, the town has two primary schools: Northmuir and Southmuir Primary Schools, while Webster’s High School the local secondary school. The closest college – Dundee and Angus College – can be found in nearby Forfar.
As of January 2023, the average price for a residential property in Kirriemuir stood at £174,057. Though different property types in Kirriemuir have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £297,972 for detached properties, £124,391 for semi-detached, £122,667 for terraced, and £78,000 for flats.
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 Kirriemuir and wider Angus council area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Kirriemuir, you’ll find our Shepherds office located in Montrose, 11 High Street, Montrose, DD10 8LU. This office covers Aberlemno, Airlie, Arbuthnott, Auchenblae, Brechin, Carmyllie, Catterline, Cortachy, Craigo, Douglastown, Drumlithie, Dykehead, Edzell, Ferryden, Fettercairn, Finavon, Fordoun, Forfar, Friockheim, Glamis, Glen Clova, Glen Esk, Glen Isla, Glen Lethnot, Glen Prosen, Gourdon, Guthrie, Hillside, Inchbare, Inverarity, Inverbervie, Inverkeilor, Johnshaven, Kingoldrum, Kingsmuir, Kinneff, Kirriemuir, Laurencekirk, Lethem, Lintrathen, Little Brechin, Lunanhead, Luthermuir, Marykirk, Maryton, Menmuir, Montrose, Padanaram, St. Cyrus, Tannadice, Tarfside, Trinity and Westmuir, equating to postcode areas of DD8, DD9, DD10, DD11, AB30 and AB39. 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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