Historical towns, striking coastlines, stunning scenery and close proximity to the city all make Aberdeenshire an attractive place to live. A variety of new build properties are on the market in the area appealing to a wide range of house hunters, from those just starting out, through families to couples looking to downsize.
There are plenty of great reasons to move to the Granite City. Low levels of unemployment, beaches and coastlines on your doorstep, a fabulous social life and excellent transport links are just some of them. Whether you are looking to upscale or are considering moving into the area, there is a fantastic choice of large properties on the market for families looking to find a new home in Aberdeen.
Despite going on sale just last month, McCarthy & Stone's retirement living development, Beeches Gate in the Craigiebuckler area of Aberdeen, has proved so popular that over 35% of the properties have been reserved off-plan.
Suzanne McElhiney, marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, says: "Usually we would expect to sell most of our apartments once the development is complete and ready to move into. However we have had an incredible response, particularly from local people and I'd urge interested buyers to get in touch now to avoid disappointment."
Aberdeen, the thriving, cosmopolitan port in the northeast of Scotland, has been named as the UK's latest hotspot, with properties in parts of the city selling in an average of just nine days, according to new research.
Three Aberdeenshire postcodes ranked highly in the top 20 fastest selling hot spots, a study by Move with Us found.
The research showed that homes in postcode areas AB22 are selling in an average of nine days, with AB12 and AB32 taking second and third places.
Two of Britain's largest landowning bodies, which between them generate millions of pounds a year for the Queen and Prince Charles, are regularly failing to meet affordable housing targets when building new homes on their land, it has been revealed.
Demand for properties at Bancon Homes' Aspire development in Aberdeen's Union Grove has been exceptional, with around 150 people attending a launch event, and 500 registering interest in the development. As a result, all 19 of the luxury apartments released in this first phase sold out in record time, three of them under the recently launched Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.
Launched by the Scottish government in partnership with a host of housebuilders across the country, Help to Buy (Scotland) is not just for first-time buyers. The initiative is also open to families looking to purchase a larger new build home. Though the threshold for the scheme is £400,000, there is plenty of scope for house-hunters with a budget between £300,000 and £350,000 to take advantage of it.
Boasting one of the highest standards of living in Scotland, Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city with a wide range of new-build properties available to potential buyers.
With the local market for new homes thriving, Bancon Homes is offering assistance to house-hunters in Aberdeenshire who want to make a move to a new-build property, in the form of the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme recently introduced by the Scottish government.
The variety of new-build properties available to buy in Aberdeen is a reflection of the city's diverse, vibrant and contemporary image. The hustle and bustle of city life is juxtaposed by the peacefulness of the coast, allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds. House-hunters looking to find a new home in Aberdeen will find something to suit every taste, family size and budget.