Scotland’s West Coast property market witnesses the joy of spring

Scotland’s West Coast property market witnesses the joy of spring

Spring is the time of year for new life. As the days become longer, the landscape here on the West Scotland changes, from flat brown hues to a palette of vibrant greens, a vivid backdrop where fields come alive with the arrival of newborn lambs and calves. Spring is a season of hope.

As I travel the length and breadth of Argyll carrying out property appraisals, I am also witnessing new life in the residential property market. After a relatively steady winter period, Spring has brought a steady rise in the level of enquiries across most property search locations. Clients are now beginning to make plans for the year ahead with many new buyers excited to relocate to this beautiful part of Scotland.

We have achieved several ‘off market’ sales in recent months – matching purchasers with properties without the need for listing the property on the open market. This works well over the traditionally quieter months, and we would advise buyers to register with us at an early stage to receive early information on new and upcoming property listings, especially those with specific requirements, such as island locations, properties with direct coastal frontage or crofts and amenity farms.

The market remains somewhat challenging for those seeking financing, but we anticipate that conditions will stabilise as the year unfolds. A recent decline in inflation, combined with the possibility of additional interest rate reductions should hopefully instil greater confidence in the market and make conditions easier for buyers.

I’ve recently been invited to carry out appraisals for several new crofts, farms and smallholdings, properties which present a captivating opportunity for those looking to embrace an outdoor lifestyle.

Bell Ingram prides itself on rural land sales and has expertise for both farm and estate management. As agents for AMC, we have specialists who can offer key advice on long term finance for rural businesses across Argyll.

There is no denying that Scotland’s property market still presents some ongoing challenges, but as we progress through the year we are optimistic that the market will continue to flourish.   

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Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller

Senior Associate
Estate Agency
Tel: 01631 566 122

About: Andrew heads up the Estate Agency team in our Oban office and is focused on ensuring his clients have a first-class experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. A resident of the Isle of Mull, Andrew is very well known across the West Coast of Scotland and has developed an excellent reputation for marketing prime residential property, including plots, crofts, island homes and lifestyle opportunities. Andrew joined Bell Ingram following almost 15 years managing several high-level private and commercial development projects in the United Arab Emirates. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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