The Halliday Way – November Update

Friends,

Are you ready for Christmas? We certainly are!!
We cannot believe another month has passed – time flies when you are BUSY. This month we have been VERYBUSY at both branches, in Bridge of Allan we have LISTED 12 new properties and have agreed SALES ON 13. In our new Linlithgow office we brought 7 NEW properties to the market and have AGREED 7 SALES. Our lettings department have agreed new lets on 4 of our 60 fully managed properties.

The team have kept it fairly quiet this month but have still managed to get out and about; Austin enjoyed a weekend in Manchester with friends, Marie and her husband went to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see 9-5 which is a film Dolly Parton starred in, Mark enjoyed a week off which he used to get his Christmas shopping started, Grant had a romantic weekend in Glasgow with his Girlfriend, and Jamie celebrated his Great Papa’s 97th Birthday. Most importantly, we celebrated the birthday of Lynne our Sales Negotiator – another years’ experience under her belt!!

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Carbrook Lodge, Torwood – Offers over £720,000

Presented to the market is this most impressive detached villa, tastefully decorated throughout, which was the original coach house and was rebuilt and extended in 2000 to an exacting standard. The property is situated in the hamlet of Torwood and sits in approximately just under an acre of a plot. Viewing is recommended to appreciate the quality and size of the accommodation on offer. The accommodation comprises: superb reception hall, lounge, dining room, family room, study/bedroom five, inner hall, shower room, breakfasting kitchen, and utility room. Stairs to the upper galleried landing lead to three bedrooms of which the master suite has a dressing area and en suite and two further double bedrooms both with en-suites. Heating is provided by LPG  and wood burning stove. All bathrooms are fitted with contemporary Porcelanosa sanitary ware and tiling. Bose sound system for all TV’s, the TV’s that are fitted to the walls will be part of the sale, and a home HIVE system. The property also benefits from full double glazing and quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Buchanan Street, Balfron – To Let For £1400 pcm

A modern four bedroom detached home situated in the picturesque village of Balfron. Sitting back from the main road the property offers peaceful living and is available on a furnished or un-furnished basis. The internal accommodation comprises on the ground floor; a welcoming reception hall, spacious double aspect lounge with wood burning stove, generous dining kitchen with integrated fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven/gas hob and French doors to garden. Triple aspect sun room, utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and WC. Upstairs are three well-proportioned double bedrooms – all with built-in storage and with the master benefitting from en-suite shower facilities and dressing area. A further smaller double bedroom which could be utilised as a home office and a family bathroom finishes the upper accommodation. Warmth is provided by gas heating, upstairs radiators, downstairs under floor heating and double glazing. Externally, the house has a driveway for ample parking, car port and garage with electric door. To the front is an area of lawn and patio seating area. The rear garden is mainly laid to gravel with raised shrub boarders and drying area.

Landlords

If you are thinking about renting out your property, please do not be put off by the second dwelling tax. Their are a lot of landlords looking to sell up and move on which is creating a higher demand for rentals. Now could be the perfect time to start your own property portfolio. Phone the office and ask for Mark he will explain how easy it is to become a landlord. Turning that second property into a money making machine.

Barkhill Road, Linlithgow – Offers over £173,500

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a beautifully refurbished 2 bedroom semi detached home in a quiet cul de sac setting yet within walking distance of the town centre and station. Early viewing is recommended to avoid disappointment. The internal accommodation is freshly decorated throughout, together with new floor coverings and comprises: Hallway, lounge with large cupboard, new kitchen, two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a newly installed bathroom. Externally to the front is a private garden and allocated parking with a private garden to the rear.

TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Grant Thomson, Is our Sales Agent who is based in the Bridge of Allan office and deals with sales in Bridge of Allan. He has previous sales and lettings experience in Stirling and the surrounding area’s. Since starting a little over month’s ago Grant has been a great addition to the team. His enthusiasm for property is inspiring and his quick whit keeps everyone he speaks to smiling.

What is your favourite tv show? Brooklyn Nine-Nine
What’s your claim to fame? Showing two Celtic players properties
What’s your favourite drink? Irn-Bru
What’s your dream car? Lamborghini Aventador
What movie title best describes your life? The Joker
What fad or trend do you hope comes back? Ice Bucket Challenge – greatly raised awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been? Kuta, Bali

TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH

“I cannot thank Halliday Homes enough for all that they did to help me to sell my flat. From start to finish, the level of customer service and professionalism was excellent. All members of the team are lovely to deal with and I felt supported through all aspects of my home move. Thank you so much!”
Linlithgow – October 2019

Local Events

  • Linlithgow traditionally have a Christmas advent fayre which takes place on the last Saturday in November. This year it will take place on Saturday the 30th of November. The torchlight procession starts at 5pm which will walk to the cross and wait for the Christmas lights to be turned on.
  • Kingsfield are hosting their Christmas fair on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of December, tickets are available online from the Kingsfield facebook page. All tickets will allow entry for a two hour session at Kingsfield Christmas Fair where you will have the chance to meet and interact with our Pygmy Goats, Miniature Shetland Ponies, Alpaca, Miniature Donkeys and many more of our fluffy and feathery animals! Food and drink vendors will be in attendance as well as a range of stalls selling Christmas gifts and crafts, children’s craft area and selfie fun zone!
  • Get festive at Stirling Castle with a spot of mulled wine and the National Youth Choir of Scotland, as we prepare to Deck the Halls with an evening of Christmas Carols. On the 15th of December 2019.