Home Report Newton Mearns
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 Newton Mearns, 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 Newton Mearns and the 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 Newton Mearns
Newton Mearns is an affluent suburban town in the East Renfrewshire locality. It is the largest settlement in East Renfrewshire with a population of approximately 27,700 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 1900s, the land around what is Newton Mearns today was mainly farmland and in agricultural use. The bustling commuter town as we know it as today really started to take shape from the 1930s when over 6,000 houses were added to the area. Development paused during World War 2 but began again in earnest from the 1950s onwards. The area is now primarily an affluent residential commuter town.
As such transport links to Glasgow and further afield are very good. Newton Mearns has two railway stations – Patterton and Whitecraigs – that have regular trains running to Glasgow Central Station and others. The town also has good road connections with the nearby M77 motorway and in more recent times the opening of the Glasgow Southern Orbital dual carriageway which allows for easier connections through South Lanarkshire and on to Edinburgh via the M8.
Newton Mearns is in no short supply of local amenities. There are many small and local businesses in the area, from cafes to restaurants, hotels and more. There’s also a larger indoor shopping centre named The Avenues that has over 40 stores and two supermarkets. It also has several golf courses of differing types nearby catering for most levels of experience and ability. For families, there is a good amount to see and do outdoors practically on the doorstep with Rouken Glen Park and Pollok Country Park short drives away. Not too far away still is Whitelee Windfarm, the UK’s largest on-land windfarm, with a great designated walk path through the surroundings and also a visitor centre with café.
In terms of Education, Newton Mearns has a reputation as one of the top-quality state schooling areas in the country. It has nine primary schools and four high schools, including one independent school. The neighbouring town of Giffnock has the local St Ninians Catholic high 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.
Demand often outstrips supply in East Renfrewshire’s housing market, with many homes going to a closing date. It is perhaps no surprise then that housing in Newton Mearns commands an average price of £354,786 as of October 2020. This is a rise of 0.24% in the last three months (since July 2020) and fall of 0.79% since October 2019. 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. It is not uncommon for larger detached or exceptional properties to sell for £750,000 to over a million. Likewise, larger, modern family homes regularly sell anywhere between the £400,000 and £500,000 range, with some achieving even higher selling prices depending on the area and finish or additions.
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 in-depth knowledge of the Newton Mearns property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Newton Mearns or other East Renfrewshire localities, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 269 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G43 1TX. We cover all properties across this area and more, from Arden, Auldhouse, Battlefield, Bellahouston, 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. 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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