Interest in Country Living on the Rise

Since our award winning Estate Agency reopened we have seen huge interest from clients looking to buy and sell property. Covid-19 was always going to make people reassess their living arrangements whether that be prioritising outdoor space further afield or perhaps moving out from home and becoming a first time buyer.

According to figures released by Rightmove there has been a 126% increase in June and July 2020 of city residents contacting estate agents regarding properties in villages compared with the same period in 2019. In Scotland, Glasgow saw a 60% increase while Edinburgh saw a staggering 205% increase.

According to Miles Shipside at Rightmove, “the lure of a new lifestyle, one that is quieter and has an abundance of beautiful countryside and more outdoor space, has led to more city dwellers choosing to become rural residents. 

The most popular village moves are still within the same region the home-hunters are currently in, as it’s likely they’ll keep their current job but may have the flexibility to commute less often and set up their working space at home.”

It has previously been reported that house prices in Scotland surged to a record high since the March lockdown. As Scotland readjusts and employees embrace a more flexible way of working it will be interesting to see whether these enquiries equate to a higher migration to the country.

One thing that is clear is that these figures released by Rightmove are a further boost to the Scottish property market and indicate the current high level of demand across the market.

At Walker Laird we offer a free valuation. If you are looking to put your property on the market contact our estate agents in Paisley and Renfrew by emailing or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Equally, if you are looking to make an offer on a property our conveyancing solicitors in Paisley and Renfrew are on hand to talk you through the process. Contact them today.