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.
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.
With its vibrant history, scenic countryside and sandy beaches as well as its high levels of employment, the Aberdeenshire and Angus area has long been a popular place for families to settle. Housebuilders in the area have a wide range of family homes on the market and buyers looking to find a new home in Aberdeenshire have plenty of choice available to them.
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.
House-hunters looking to find a new home in Aberdeenshire have plenty of choice available to them, from chic apartments right through to exclusive family villas. The area is popular with commuters to Aberdeen City as well as those who crave a semi-rural way of life.
Recently launched by the Scottish government, the Help to Buy (Scotland) initiative aims to help buyers in their purchase of a new-build home from an extensive list of participating developers by providing an interest-free equity loan of 20% of the property price. Buyers need to provide a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage.
Infrastructure work has started on a new £2bn project to create the biggest new town in Scotland, Chapelton, located just south of Aberdeen. The scheme, which is being developed Elsick Development Company, will include around 8,000 new homes, with 40% green space and a focus on sustainable community living.
Aside from new homes, the new town will also feature a wide range of other facilities, including a new school, scheduled to open in 2018, as well as a range of NHS healthcare services.
Not only is Aberdeenshire home to some of Scotland's most striking scenery and countryside, it is also known to have one of the highest standards of living in the UK. House-hunters looking to find a new home in Aberdeenshire won't be disappointed by the variety and scale of the properties housebuilders currently have on the market.
Aberdeenshire Council's Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee granted an outline planning application to start transforming 2,000 acres of farmland into a vibrant new community with 4,025 new homes, Chapelton of Elsick. A detailed application for the first 802 homes was also passed.
Work will begin on the £2billion development in summer this year. The new town, Scotland's largest, will include a range of homes and schools, a town centre and green space with a focus on sustainability.
Sustainability has been put at the top of the agenda for a new town in Aberdeenshire, Chapelton of Elsick. The developers have appointed advisors to focus on low-carbon, affordable solutions for the utilities provision for the 8,000 new homes.