Home Report Prestwick
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 Prestwick 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 Prestwick, and the wider South 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 Prestwick
Prestwick is a town in South Ayrshire of about 15,000 residents. It lies on the west coast of Ayrshire about 30 miles southwest of Glasgow. It directly adjoins the larger town of Ayr to the south, and the small village of Monkton to the north. The town is the smallest in Scotland with an international airport – Prestwick Airport – which serves many European destinations as well as transatlantic and other international cargo flights. The town is a former Royal Burgh and remained primarily a village until the railway arrived in the 1840s. This attracted a growing number of middle classes from Glasgow for trips and many also started to build large Victorian houses along the coast.
The ease of transport the train provided certainly helped in the development of the town. However, where the industrial revolution was responsible for the growth and development of many towns across Scotland it was golf that set Prestwick on the path to what we know today. The golf courses that were established in and around the town cemented Prestwick as a popular resort. Golf cannot be discussed without specifically mentioning Prestwick Golf Club, formed in 1851, and designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris who came from St. Andrews to design the course. Following the creation of the club and course the very first Open Championships were held at the club in 1860, as were the next 11. The club has hosted the Open Championships no less than 24 times with the last being in 1925. This in turn generated much of the attraction and development of the town.
In terms of amenities and things to do, besides plenty of golfing opportunities, Prestwick has the usual array of chains and independent shops, cafes, pubs and eateries, as well as other independents you would expect to see in towns in Scotland. Prestwick residents also benefit from proximity to Ayr; thus, they can nip down the road in mere minutes to enjoy the larger town’s amenities.
Prestwick today is predominantly a commuter town, with the majority of commuting residents traveling to work in Glasgow, and to a lesser extent Kilmarnock, Ayr, and Troon. Transport links are well developed to aid in this. Prestwick train station will allow for travel into central Glasgow in just under an hour. Road users can also utilise the A77/M77 route into the city which takes about 50 minutes to an hour. There are numerous bus services in and around the town for travel to other localities in South Ayrshire, as well as regular express coach services to and from Glasgow.
In terms of local schooling, Prestwick has four primary schools and one secondary. The primary schools are Glenburn Primary, Kingcase Primary, St. Ninian’s Primary and Heathfield Primary. Prestwick Academy is the local secondary school.
As of January 2023, the average sold price for a property in Prestwick is £214,000. Though different property types in Prestwick have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £328,412 for detached properties, £250,156 for semi-detached, £166,044 for terraced, and £136,201 for flats. Development of new modern 3 and 4-bedroom homes by Persimmon is currently underway between the village of Prestwick and the adjoining village of Monkton.
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 Prestwick property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Prestwick, you’ll find a Shepherd’s branch in Ayr at 22 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AY. We cover all properties across this area including Annbank, Ayr, Ballantrae, Barassie, Barr, Barrhill, Coylton, Crosshill, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Dailly, Dunure, Drongan, Girvan, Hollybush, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Lendalfoot, Loans, Maidens, Maybole, Minishant, Monkton, Mossblown, Old Dailly, Patna, Pinwherry, Prestwick, Rankinston, Straiton, Troon and Turnberry, equating to postcode areas KA6, KA7, KA8, KA9, KA10, KA19 and KA26. 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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