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Clarkston Property Market Update Posted: 8th August 2017

We’re incredibly excited about our new Nicol Estate Agents branch in Clarkston, which is due to open at the end of August to serve our growing client base in East Renfrewshire. With this in mind, we thought it apt to provide an update on the local property market in Clarkston for those of you who are thinking of buying or selling property in the area this year.

Offering outstanding quality of life, Clarkston is renowned for its outstanding schooling, fantastic sense of community, wealth of local amenities, and excellent commuter links and transport options. It’s no surprise, then, that this suburban area on the outskirts of Glasgow is one of the most popular and affluent areas to live in Central Scotland, particularly for families with school-aged children.

Property boom forecast for Clarkston

The local property market in East Renfrewshire as a whole is incredibly strong. In fact, this is the case across the entire country at the present time, with recent research from Barclays UK Property Predictor forecasting a property price boom in Scotland over the next five years. Homeowners in the suburbs of Glasgow are predicted to benefit the most, with property prices in hotspots like Clarkston expected to rise by almost 25%, compared to a nation-wide average of 6.1%.

In light of this information, this is an opportune time to invest in residential property in East Renfrewshire. At the present time, the overall average price of homes in Clarkston is £234,377, according to the latest statistics from Zoopla. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, you’re hoping to move up the property ladder to a bigger home, or you’re thinking about investing in buy-to-let property, Clarkston is an ideal place to find your perfect home and secure long-term capital gain.

Living in Clarkston

Situated approximately 8 miles south of Glasgow city centre, Clarkston is a wonderfully vibrant town offering a great balance of rural and urban life. An ideal place for families and commuters, you’ll find everything you could possibly need in Clarkston—small independent shops and well-know high street branches; cafes, delicatessens, artisan coffee shops, and critically acclaimed bistros and restaurants; award-winning beauty salons and hairdressers; health and fitness centres, golf clubs, and country parks galore; some of Scotland’s very best public schooling; an annual food and drinks festival in the summer… and there’s a Waitrose just along the road in Giffnock. All of this is just a 20-minute train journey away from Glasgow. What more could one possible need?

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
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If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.