Moving to Glasgow's Finnieston area? Our Property Lawyers' Guide
Once largely known as an industrial wasteland and port of call for shipyard workers, Finnieston has undergone a transformation that the area could have only dreamed of in the 90s.
From pop-up bars and new restaurants, new venues and business ventures Finnieston has evolved into a modern, chic area of Glasgow - and one where the property market is on the rise.
Buying a Property in Glasgow's Finnieston
It is the history of Finnieston, and the way that it has been developed from its historical past that makes it so appealing to homeowners and those moving to the Glasgow area. The factories and warehouses of old have either been torn down to accommodate new, modern accommodation or converted into high-roofed, classic loft apartments. Due to the large buildings, Finnieston offers a vast amount of accommodation, making it relatively cheaper to buy there rather than some of the other most in-demand areas in Glasgow. Stretching from part of Argyle Street along the river, the area offers some of the finest housing within a stone’s throw of the city centre. With a combination of modern and quaint housing, between the West End and the centre of Glasgow, Finnieston is fast becoming a vibrant and ever-changing neighbourhood.
Conveyancing Lawyers Finnieston, Glasgow
Property prices across the UK are continuing to rise, with Scotland’s average increase rising above the national average. Glasgow and Edinburgh are the most popular areas to own property and have experienced the largest increase in regards to property values. While areas like the West End of Glasgow are already property havens, up-and-coming areas are more attractive to first time buyers and those looking to invest in property. In that regard, Finnieston has it all. Research has shown that Finnieston (G3 postcode) is a hotspot, with a growth in property value being over 20% for some. On average the area has had a 6% rise in property value in five years, with houses being worth £11,000 more now than they were in 2010. With new culture centres, the SSE Hydro and the new Glasgow Transport Museum opening, it appears that things are looking even better for those buying a property in the G3 area.
Why Choose Finnieston
With the BBC, STV, the SECC and a host of high-end employers operating in the Finnieston area, with banks and the MoD located close by, Finnieston provides the perfect location for those working in the city centre, or out in the West End. As well as the proximity to the city centre and numerous working locations, it is a hub for nightlife, with gigs and conferences taking place at the Hydro and SECC. With unique bars and restaurants, it is the ideal location to eat out or grab a post-work pint. The modern or converted housing makes it an ideal investment opportunity with current trends showing that the area is well and truly on the rise. Weekends can be filled with a walk down the Clyde, or a visit to the IMAX cinema or Transport Museum. Finnieston is historical Glasgow meeting the 21st century and could prove to be the perfect location to settle in Glasgow.
Legal Guide to Buying a House in Glasgow's Finnieston or Across Scotland
For most of us, buying a house or a flat (whether in the Finnieston area of Glasgow or elsewhere in Scotland) will be one of the most important financial transactions you will ever get involved with. It can be a complicated business but your property solicitor can help to guide you through the process and will explain the procedure and offer you expert advice. Click here to read our property lawyers' guide to the main steps involved in purchasing property in Scotland.
Contact Our Glasgow Lawyers for Finnieston Property Purchases & Sales
If you require legal assistance or need advice about purchasing or selling a house in Glasgow’s Finnieston, contact our Glasgow based team of property lawyers today through our online contact form or call us today on 0141 530 7438.