Property market is making progress

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Faith in the Borders housing market is looking good, according to two local property-selling agents, writes Bob Burgess.

New firm Walker Scott Ireland of Peebles say they are confident, despite political uncertainties and wider economical problems.

Meanwhile, CKD Galbraith says the local market has got off to a flyer of a start.

Michael Ireland, of Walker Scott Ireland, said: “We have looked on somewhat enviously at the return to strong housing market conditions in other areas of the UK for some time now, but without these conditions filtering through to this area.

“However, I genuinely believe we are now seeing all the signs of a return to better conditions here.”

Galbraith’s Kelso-based Alex Inglis reports first-quarter sales up 24 per cent over the same period last year.

He said: “The reinstatement of the rail link does now appear to be helping the local property market, with increased interest being shown in properties in and around Tweedbank and Galashiels.

“Statistics demonstrate a healthy market and we forecast this is likely to continue through the spring and summer months.”