Archive for the ‘Property News’ Category

The latest UK House Price Index published by Registers of Scotland (RoS) shows the average price of a property in Scotland in July 2017 was £149,185 – an increase of 4.8 per cent on the previous year and 2.8 per cent up compared to the previous month, while the UK average figure of £226,185 showed […]

House sales in Fife are looking promising, driven in part by the new Queensferry Crossing set to significantly shorten commuting times to Edinburgh. During the second quarter of 2017 property firm Galbraith reported a 35 per cent increase in residential sales in Fife compared with the same period last year. George Lorimer, a partner with Galbraith […]

If Scotland’s population of five million households was condensed into one street, what would it look like? According to new research from Barratt Homes, almost one third of Scots would live in a flat worth on average, £104,108. Barratt’s single street analysis highlights four housing types – terraced, detached, semi-detached and flat/maisonette. Using this model, […]

Registers of Scotland’s latest monthly UK House Price Index shows the average price of a property in May this year was £143,106 – an increase of 3.5 per cent on the same time last year and marginally higher than the previous month, but considerably lower compared to the UK average of £220,713, which was 4.7 per […]

Plans have been submitted for two major infrastructure projects that aim to support the delivery of around 2,000 new homes as part of the proposed £90 million Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, which will also include industrial, business, retail and leisure opportunities. The project, led by Renfrewshire Council as part of the £1.13 billion […]

It has been a good year for sellers in central belt towns with the likes of Bearsden, Lenzie and Alloa all sitting in property hotspots. According to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) from Registers of Scotland, the highest year-on-year price gain in April was in East Dunbartonshire, where the average of £202,466 is […]

Registers of Scotland’s (RoS) recently published its fifth annual report detailing trends in the property and land market in Scotland over the last 10 years makes interesting reading. Spanning as it does a period that takes in the pre-financial crises period in 2007-08, through the subsequent economic downturn to the latest trends in sales and […]

Central Scotland – including Perth, Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire – is driving Scotland’s property market according to the latest research from Savills, which reveals annual prime transactions to the end of March this year reached 458 – 14 per cent higher than the five-year annual average, with prices remaining stable. Harry Maitland, from Savills Perth […]

The lack of properties continues to stymie the housing market in Scotland, says the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. Mirroring the trend seen across the UK, April saw a drop in new constructions, for which anecdotal evidence cites a lack of choice, uncertainty due to the forthcoming general election, and the continued lack of […]

Homeowners are being given help to run their properties more efficiently, or to introduce renewable technologies, thanks to a new interest-free loan scheme. Loans of up to £32,500 will be available through The Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme – which was launched on May 2. A total £34 million in funding is available to owner-occupiers […]

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