Here’s what you can buy in Scotland for less than £250,000
Across the UK, the housing market continues to bustle with activity.
One of the reasons why there are record numbers of people buying homes right now is the stamp duty holiday that is in place across the UK.
In Scotland, the price threshold of properties exempt from paying any Land and Buildings Transaction Tax has increased from £145,000 to £250,000 until 31 March 2021.
From then, the 2% tax will once again be payable on homes priced between £145,000 and £250,000.
We decided to have a look at what’s available in Scotland within that budget, and we were quite pleasantly surprised…
Here’s a rather impressive four-bedroom detached house in Glasgow.
It’s in a sought-after cul-de-sac location in the small town of Cambuslang, and looks to be in an exceptionally good condition.
Almost everything in the house seems to have been made to high specifications. The freshly decorated interior is distinctive and gives the entire place a bright and modern look.
We like the large driveway at the front, and the back garden and patio area are definite bonuses.
This bungalow in the quaint village of Rhynie has a lot going for it.
It has an amazing kitchen, a massive living room (with a beautiful fireplace), four large bedrooms, and – one of our favourite parts – a spectacular garden.
Lots of potential homebuyers are specifically searching for properties with garage space right now, and this one comes with an extra-large one – with electric powered doors. Loads of space there for storage or to convert into a home gym or office.
Gardens, open spaces, and strolls through the countryside have become more popular than ever in this last year, and this home definitely ticks all those boxes.
And check out those views!
Being the incredibly popular city that it is, Edinburgh house prices are not typically cheap.
So when we came across this contemporary two-bed flat near the heart of the city, we knew we had to feature it here.
With spectacular views to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s seat, this fifth-floor apartment looks like a cool place to live.
It’s spacious for a home of its kind. Both bedrooms are good-sized, and we love the large glass sliding doors leading to the balcony because they allow loads of natural light to flood in.
The building is part of a converted whisky bond – a building used to store whisky under lock and key until excise duty was paid.
It’s not often we come across a huge five-bedroom house, in excellent condition, and in a great location, for under £240,000. And that’s exactly what this home in Greengairs is.
Recently refurbished, it’s been done to a high standard and the interior is looking very nice indeed.
Every room, including kitchen, lounge, and dining room, are extra generous size-wise, and the views to the countryside are an extra bonus.
Greengairs is probably considered a countryside village, but it’s only a half-hour drive away from Glasgow, and about an hour away from Edinburgh. And there are several smaller towns and villages nearby, so you’d have easy access to just about every convenience you’d need.
Here’s a charming four-bedroom property in the picturesque village of Muir of Ord.
At first when you look on a map you might get the impression it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it’s actually within easy commuting distance of both Inverness and Dingwall.
With a pleasant interior done in mainly pastel tones, the house feels warm and welcoming.
It’s obviously been well cared for. Just recently it’s been totally refurbished so the kitchen, bathrooms, and carpets are pretty much brand new.
One of our favourite parts of the home is the fully equipped kitchen which includes a fitted dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and a lovely breakfast bar.
This one comes with a large garage (and remote-control door) too, and that extra space would definitely come in handy.