Stretching across the western side of the Scotland-England border, Dumfries & Galloway offers a mixture of big towns and countryside hideaways. Below we've compiled an introductory guide to help you decide if living in Dumfries & Galloway is for you. 

Dumfries & Galloway at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
42 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
3 bedroom house

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 29/02/2024

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Dumfries Wigtown Stewarty Nithsdale Annadale & Eskdale

What it's like to live in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway stretches across Scotland's south-west border, with the Scottish Borders, England and the Irish Sea all touching its outline. It has a low population density for its size, with most of the population concentrated to the town of Dumfries. This beautiful mix of scenery combined with lower footfall makes this area of Scotland perfect for anyone looking for a slower pace of life. 

Types of property in Dumfries & Galloway

There are several property types to choose from in Dumfries & Galloway. There are houses for families with at least two bedrooms and private garden, as well as quaint bungalows and cottages. While less common, flats are also available to buy in Dumfries & Galloway

Is now a good time to sell my home in Dumfries & Galloway? 

Ultimately, your personal circumstances will be the main factor to determine whether now is the best time for you to sell your property. The Dumfries & Galloway property market has remained busy throughout recent months, with strong demand from prospective home buyers.

Useful data to pay attention to that will help you understand how the Dumfries & Galloway market is performing includes:

  • Average selling price - this gives you a guide as to the amount that properties have been selling for recently
  • Median time to sell – this explains how quickly properties are going under offer in this area
  • Average % of Home Report achieved – this lets you know, on average, how much above or below the Home Report valuation properties are selling for in this are
  • Most popular property type – this can give you an idea of the types of properties that people are most frequently buying in this are
  • You can find details on these above, or if you would prefer you can contact a local ESPC solicitor agent. They are uniquely placed to help you navigate the local property market.

How to sell a property in Dumfries & Galloway

The first step to selling your home is to get it valued; this will give you a good indication of how much it might sell for.

During the home valuation the ESPC solicitor estate agent will be able to talk you through all the steps to selling a home in Dumfries and Galloway.

Once you’ve appointed your selling agent they will navigate you through the process including preparing your home for sale, organising a Home Report, taking professional photos, marketing your property, negotiating the offers made on your home and concluding the missives (the legal aspects of your sale).

How to buy a property in Dumfries & Galloway

You can find the latest houses and flats for sale in Dumfries and Galloway here.

ESPC advertises lots of homes for sale in Dumfries & Galloway 72 hours before other property websites, meaning you can find houses and flats for sale here, before anyone else!

We can also send the latest Dumfries & Galloway properties direct to your inbox, simply sign up to a My ESPC account, tell us your search criteria, your wants and needs and we’ll email you when homes are listed that match what you are looking for.

Once you’ve found your dream home, your ESPC solicitor agent can guide you through all the steps of buying a house or flat, such as putting in an offer and completing all the legal aspects of your purchase.


How to find a solicitor in Dumfries & Galloway

You can search our directory of local ESPC solicitor agents here.

Simply type in Dumfries & Galloway, or your local town or village, and we’ll give you the contact details and all the information you need on the agent.


Where to live in Dumfries & Galloway

Convinced that Dumfries & Galloway is for you but still haven't decided on which area? Click on each of our guides below to help narrow down your search!