Escape to the country

Following on from Registers of Scotland’s latest quarterly statistics, which revealed the overall volume of house sales in Scotland has recently increased, CKD Galbraith’s quarterly statistics reflect this national trend.

They highlight Dumfries and Galloway as an area that is receiving significant interest from house buyers, with viewings up by 66 per cent over the first quarter of the year and the number of prospective buyers registering with the office up by 36 per cent year-on-year.
David Corrie, head of residential sales at the Castle Douglas office, said: “Rural lifestyle properties in Dumfries and Galloway remain extremely sought after and we have continued to see English buyers in particular seeking homes across the region with national buyers accounting for 57 per cent
of our total sales this quarter.

“Never before has there been such a difference in the value of property between some areas of rural Scotland and the south of England.

“Dumfries and Galloway is a beautiful part of Scotland with a lot to offer buyers looking to upsize and find an idyllic rural retreat that might be unaffordable in other more populated areas of the UK.”

Source: heraldscotland

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