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19/05/2020

A bridge too far……maybe not, Dunfermline offers a great return!

It is little wonder why Dunfermline in Fife has been voted one of Scotland’s happiest locations.

Just a short drive from Edinburgh, the historically rich town, and former Royal Burgh, boasts character, nature and competitively priced homes.

Steeped in royal history with some of Scotland’s most fascinating architecture, the picturesque location is also home to where some of the most famous British Monarch’s are buried, including “warrior king” Robert the Bruce. 

Visitor attractions include Dunfermline Abbey, Pittencrief Park and the Andrew Carnegie Workplace Museum. There is also a vast array of popular restaurants, gift shops and activity centres for the slightly more adventurous.

It has also become one of the country’s most desirable places to live thanks to its unique plethora of museums, shops and theatres.

With journey times by rail to Edinburgh of a little over 30 minutes and a train season ticket costing £1852, Dunfermline makes a great place to live and commute from. With home prices going up by 13.2% in the last 12 months, investing in a property in Dunfermline seems a no brainer.

Thanks to its natural beauty and thriving community, Dunfermline has become the ideal location for first time buyers, families and retirees.

The average home costs £172,136 and buyers can expect to pay an average of 7.1 per cent over Home Report value.

We asked local resident Colin Higgins, who is head of Finance at Watermans Legal, what attracted him to live in Dunfermline.

He explained: “I could get a bigger house with more outside space than the same amount of money would have afforded me in Edinburgh. The proximity to Edinburgh is a definite attraction and the good transport links and if I feel like it, train links to Edinburgh are good”.

At Watermans Legal, our team of conveyancing professionals can help you through the maze of buying a home.  

Our Estate Agency team has been gathering information on areas in Edinburgh, East Lothian, and Fife that have been delivering healthy returns on investment in the last 12 months.

If your thoughts are turning to sell your home in Dunfermline then our expert Estate Agency team are here to assist you. Our service and attention to detail have given us a rating of 4.9 stars on Google Reviews.

We offer a free market appraisal of your home, this takes no longer than 20 minutes. In these challenging times, we are working both at the office and remotely so we can offer our virtual valuation service to you. To book your appointment call 0131 467 5566 or email jacquiesandison@watermanslegal.co.uk


Posted by Lisa Boyle