Real Estate


First-time buyers will only need 5% deposit under new initiative

A NEW initiative backed by the Scottish Government, mortgage lenders and home builders could help thousands of first-time buyers on to the property ladder.

End of stamp duty holiday led to higher value property purchases in Scotland

First time buyers in Scotland bought higher priced property than usual in the first quarter of 2012, taking advantage of the stamp duty concession, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

Property prices in Scotland rise but there are regional variations

A glut of first time buyers trying to beat the March stamp duty changes pushed Scottish property prices up by 0.5%, figures published today (Wednesday 16 May) show.

Decline of prime property prices in Scotland coming to an end

The price of prime properties in Scotland fell by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, slightly lower than the 1.3£ decline seen in the last three months of 2011, according to new figures published today (Monday 09 April).

Scottish prime property market relatively resilient, says Knight Frank

Prime Scottish property prices fell by 3.2% in 2011 but the Scottish Borders has bucked the trend, rising by 1.2%, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank published today (Monday 30 January).

Highlands and islands property prices in Scotland edging up

Residential property prices in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland edged upwards during June, with the average house now up 2% compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre.

Leafy Glasgow suburbs become most expensive place for property in Scotland

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, has long been the most expensive place to buy property in the country but it has now lost out to a West coast rival.

New housing hotspot ... and it’s not the capital

Scottish house prices have held their value in the final quarter of 2010 despite the number of sales showing a noticeable drop compared to the same period the previous year.

Mixed forecast for property market despite latent demand

HELEN PRIDHAM Herald Scotland 02.01.2011
Hotel plan for Lord Steel’s family home

The family home of Lord Steel, the former leader of the Liberal party, is being transformed into a boutique hotel and venue for exclusive events.

Mixed forecast for property market despite latent demand

Scottish property prices could fall by up to 2.5% in 2011 and may not start rising again until 2013 according to one set of predictions for the coming year.

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