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Hamilton Local News Update

Lewis Gilmore, Area DIrector Lanarkshire

Lewis Gilmore, Area DIrector Lanarkshire

Steelworks in Motherwell Are Safe

The recent announcement from TATA Steel, stating its intentions to pull its business from the UK market, cast a cloud of uncertainty over the future of its plants across Scotland. Two such plants affected were the Dalzell and Clydebridge works, which inevitably put jobs at risk.

However there was a collective sigh of relief within the local steel industry as The Scottish Government stepped in and secured the future of the Lanarkshire plants by safeguarding its future. According to The Motherwell Times, The Scottish Government is to buy the Dalzell and Clydebridge works from TATA Steel and sell them on to Liberty House.

Talks are on-going but you will already see new signage has been hung outside the Former TATA plant. More information on the steelworks sale can be found here.

Great News for Local Housing Market

Whilst the recent news is no doubt fantastic for Scotland’s iconic steel industry, it’s also a massive relief to home owners in Motherwell. The factory remaining open increases job security / job prospects which only further strengthens and aids the growth of the local property market.

With news like this and the economy generally beginning to improve, the local housing market is moving from strength to strength, with Clyde Property Hamilton Agents noting a real demand for housing in the area, particularly for three and four bedroom homes.

Sales Already Up from 2015

Since the 1st of January 2016, Clyde Property Hamilton branch has sold 59 homes, that’s 50% more properties this quarter than in the 4th quarter of 2015. In that time, we have also listed 65 new properties, with the market showing no signs of slowing down.

Sale prices are steadily tracking upwards, with our average house prices holding at £167,000. Yet there is also a notable growth in the demand for more homes priced between £185,000 and £250,000. With these figures in mind, we expect to continue to drive average selling prices upwards in the months ahead, ultimately achieving greater profits for our customers.

But it’s not just sales that are up; our viewing levels have seen a notable rise, with an 11% increase on the same period from last year. We believe this is down to a combination of favourable lending conditions with still low interest rates, and the relatively attractive house prices, which have yet to reach pre-2008 levels.

Precise Home Sale Methods at Hamilton

At Clyde Property in Hamilton, we adhere to a strict process when launching our properties onto the market for sale. Through a powerful combination of online and offline marketing, our methods speak for themselves. With the use of high-tech drones to make truly unique, bespoke marketing videos of a property and our traditional offices, backed by agents who have expert knowledge of the area they serve, Clyde Property achieves results time and time again. Below are some examples, which demonstrate that Clyde Property can often achieve prices above Home Report Value.

Clyde Property’s Marketing Results

69 Avonbrae Crescent in Hamilton’s preferred Silvertonhill

This property, in the sought after location of Silvertonhill, was sold in just two weeks and achieved a price above its Home Report Value. This extended and upgraded villa attracted 10 viewers within the first 7 days of marketing and had a closing date set on it due to the high levels of interest. It then went on to sell on the closing date, set 2 weeks after it hit the market. See more about this home here.

Three bedroom villa in McPherson Drive, Bothwell

This attractive villa received an overwhelming 13 viewers in only four days and was swiftly sold at a closing date after a week on the market, again above Home Report Value. To see the listing on Clyde Property’s website, click here.

Four bedroom home, Tuphall Road, Central Hamilton

A detached four bedroom home, this property, located on Tuphall Road in Central Hamilton, attracted 10 viewers and was sold at a very tight closing date on the 10th day, selling at more than 5% above Home Report Value. See full details on this property here.

A Unique Home on the Market

One of our more remarkable homes to recently come to market is this 3/4 bedroom family home which forms the end of an attractive mews terrace, just outside Lesmahagow.  This beautiful country residence is probably one of the most attractively priced character properties currently for sale across our 11 branches.  The home offers wonderful space, beautiful presentation and overlooks a clearing in the middle of a thick of mature woodland.  See full details on this property here.

Our drone footage of this stunning home set in picturesque countryside can be viewed here:

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Our use of drones is one of the unique aspects of our marketing which truly allows your home to stand out. One of the reasons our service is unique is our outstanding drone video footage. Our videos will always make your home stand out through the skilful use of drones. The HD video presentations we offer our clients will spark potential buyers’ interest and engage potential sellers with Clyde Property’s un-rivalled marketing capabilities.

As our recently sold properties highlight, with Clyde Property you can expect a professional service that produces excellent results and frequent  sales above home report value.  Thanks to our combination of forward thinking, advanced marketing solutions and strong local presence, we are remain a front-runner in the Lanarkshire Property market.  Our results speak for themselves.

Read all recent Lanarkshire property updates on our blog here.

If you’re thinking about selling, now may be the time to go, with many homes selling above Home Report Value. Why not contact our Hamilton office on 01698 338777 to move things forward.

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