Living in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders offers a slower pace of life and ESPC have a wide variety of properties for sale across the region. Below we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you decide if living in the Scottish Borders to the correct decision for you.
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Scottish Borders at a glance*
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Living in the Scottish Borders offers a picturesque location where you can benefit from rural homes, cute villages and bustling small towns.
If you prefer a Rural lifestyle, the choice of activities to choose from is endless. Horse riding, hill walking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf and indoor fun includes cinemas, swimming and curling - it's all there - plus great restaurants and pubs for a good night out.
The area is rich in heritage with Thirlestane Castle in Lauder, Manderston House (with its impressive silver staircase) near Duns, Jedburgh Abbey, Traquair House at Innerleithen and, near Peebles, the beautiful gardens at Kailzie where, at the right time of year, you can view the ospreys nesting, and Dawyck Gardens at Stobo.
The Borders have always been popular with house hunters thanks to the easily manageable commute to Edinburgh via both the A68 and the A7.
The Borders also offer a choice of top quality schools at both primary and secondary levels - some built within the last few years with top of the range equipment, sports, music and IT facilities.
Borders property ranges from newly-built estates with four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes to more traditional bungalows, and flats plus rural cottages for those who prefer some seclusion.
Ultimately, your personal circumstances will be the main factor to determine whether now is the best time for you to sell your property. The Scottish Borders 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 Scottish Borders 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 area
- Most popular property type – this can give you an idea of the types of properties that people are most frequently buying in this area
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.
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 the Scottish Borders.
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).
You can find the latest houses and flats for sale in the Scottish Borders here.
ESPC advertises lots of homes for sale in the Scottish Borders 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 Scottish Borders 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.
You can search our directory of local ESPC solicitor agents here.
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