‘Astonishing’ Edinburgh leads the way on Scottish house price growth

Ryan Bembridge

June 22, 2018

House prices are soaring in Edinburgh – with annual growth standing at 15.6% in the year to April 2018, Your Move’s Scotland House Price Index has found.

The increase is driven by sales of properties worth more than £750,000.

Christine Campbell, Your Move managing director in Scotland, said: “The market in Scotland continues to power on, and the performance of Edinburgh is astounding.

“We should look at how we can help first time buyers, though, to ensure they don’t increasingly find themselves locked out of the market as they have been elsewhere in the UK.”

Despite the significant increase in the capital price growth for the whole of Scotland fell from 7.8% in March to 6.9% in April.

Typical prices currently stand at £183,994 north of the border, £11,800 higher than last year.

Alan Penman, business development manager for Walker Fraser Steele, one of Scotland’s oldest firms of chartered surveyors and part of the LSL group of companies, said: “Price growth in Scotland has come off the boil a little, but it had to for it to be sustainable. While Edinburgh powers on, it provides a strong foundation for the market.”

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