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Property Market in Scotland – Rising Prices and Fastest Selling Times Posted: 8th August 2019

There has been a rise in the average price of homes here in Scotland according to the Registers of Scotland, with the average price of a residential property rising by 2.2% to £178,991 the financial year to April 2019. The total value of residential property in Scotland reached £18.2bn, which is a year-on-year increase of 1.6%.

This means that prices are at an 11-year high although prices are still around 20% less than the pre-financial crisis prices to the financial year ending 2008.

The report from RoS also found that there were nearly 200 residential property sales listed for over £1m. Two-thirds of these were in the City of Edinburgh local authority. In addition, 12% of residential property sales in Scotland were new-builds which is the highest figure since the financial year end 2008.  Most sales were seen in  Glasgow and most residential sales transactions were for those with a mortgage.

The largest increase was seen in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders recorded the largest decrease.

Latest figures from Rightmove compiled for the BBC show that homes in Scotland are selling fastest – and now replaces London as the fastest place for a seller to find a buyer for their home. Five years ago, it took an average of 36 days secure a buyer in London and this has risen to 60 days whereas in Scotland the average time fell from 66 days to 41 days over the same period.

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