That time of year again, moving into November and with Christmas on the minds of so many people and COVID back on the rise we are bound to see the property market start to slow down. However although we are not receiving as many enquiries as we were, we are still seeing many motivated buyers who are ready to move.
So how are those October figures looking? We cannot lie it was a good month. Bridge of Allan brought 14 new properties to the market and agreed 17 sales, with Linlithgow listing 7 new properties and agreeing sales on 16.
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During lockdown we posted some tips and tricks on how to make your house more sellable during a quiet time, now these tricks are relevant all year round however we like to stress their importance in quieter times. I have broken each tip down into points below.
- Lighting, making sure your property is well lit is key, as lighting choices can make or break a room. Energy saving bulbs are great to save energy but light rooms poorly and give of a yellow hue to the room. Our favourite are LED bulbs that can be dimmed if need be. In terms of light fixture it is important they match the style of the property.
- Clutter, decluttering makes a massive impact, look and see how well you are utilising the space that your home offers. If you do not use it then potential buyers will need be able to see past your clutter.
- Kerb appeal, many viewers will view the outside of your property and make a decision before even taking a step inside. Tidy up the garden, put in some new flowers, clean the windows, all of these small things go a long way.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN
14 Blackthorn Grove, Menstrie – Offers over £245,000
Halliday Homes are delighted to bring to the market this well-presented, detached villa situated on a corner plot in the sought-after West Myreton development in Menstrie. With tasteful décor throughout, single garage and a private south facing garden, this home is within walking distance of all local amenities.
The internal accommodation comprises; welcoming reception hall, lounge, open plan family/dining kitchen and WC. Carpeted staircase to the upper landing which has four bedrooms, the main bedroom has an en-suite and the family bathroom completes the upper floor accommodation. Warmth is provided by gas central heating and double glazing throughout. The property further benefits from a home NEST system and a new boiler fitted in October 2020.
Externally to the rear, the house sits in south facing walled and fenced in private garden laid mainly to lawn, patio and gravel area. External water tap. Single garage with up and over door, power and lighting. To the front is an area of lawn and a mono-bloc driveway providing off-road parking.
TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH
“Halliday Homes team in Bridge of Allan made selling our home a stress free experience, even through lockdown and coronavirus, while our sale was unfortunately put on hold initially due to the lockdown in March, the Halliday homes team kept us updated every step of the way. We cannot thank Austin, Grant and Marie enough for all of their help and support through this sale, would definitely recommend and if we ever sell again in the future Halliday Homes is the only company we would consider using.”
Stirling – October 2020
93 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan – To Let For £1,150 pcm
Presented to the market is this freshly decorated, well presented semi-detached home situated in the sought after Bridge of Allan. The unfurnished property benefits from split level garden to the rear and raised decked seating area.
The accommodation comprises; entrance hallway, dining kitchen with a range of wall and base units. Integrated appliances include – electric oven, hob, washing machine and dishwasher. Rear hall/utility area and WC. Bright and spacious dual aspect lounge with stairs leading to the first floor. On the upper level is a spacious landing which could be utilised as a home office, two double bedrooms with fitted storage and a family bathroom. Warmth is provided by gas fired central heating. Off road parking for one car.
29 Academy Road, Bo’ness – Fixed price £338,500
Halliday Homes are delighted to present to the market this very spacious detached villa offering flexible living accommodation, situated in a quiet cul-de sac location in Bo’ness. This home is within walking distance of all local amenities.
The internal accommodation comprises; welcoming reception hall, ground floor WC, front facing lounge, rear facing dining room, multipurpose kitchen/family/breakfast room, utility room with access to garden and garage. Carpeted staircase leads to upper landing with five bedrooms, principle bedroom and bedroom two both benefitting from ensuite shower rooms. The family bathroom completes the accommodation. Warmth is provided by gas central heating and the property is double glazed throughout. Externally to the front, the house has a private garden, driveway and access to the double garage. The rear garden offers a laid lawn, and decked area.
TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH
“Delighted to recommend Halliday Homes to anyone looking to market their home for sale in Linlithgow. Lynne and Jamie were exceptionally pleasant people to deal with, the photographs and virtual tour were stunning – and our home sold in just over a week . Couldn’t ask for better! Thanks Halliday Homes“
Linlithgow – September 2020
5B Main Street, Newton – To Let For £800 pcm
Presented to the market is this freshly decorated, well presented terraced home situated in the small village of Newton. The property benefits from new flooring throughout and off road parking.
The unfurnished accommodation comprises on the ground floor; entrance hallway, bright lounge with patio doors, modern kitchen with appliances including – electric oven, electric hob, washing machine and fridge freezer. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the family bathroom with white suite of WC, wash hand basin and bath. On the first floor are two well-proportioned double bedrooms, a further single bedroom and family shower room. Warmth is provided by electric heating and double glazing. Externally there is ample off road parking and communal drying area.