City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property


Gracemount Tower Blocks Hit the Dust

Three multi story blocks at Gracemount bit the dust yesterday after schoolboy Robert Millar lit the fuse to demolish the buildings. The three blocks were originally built in 1962 and contained 246 flats. Garvald, Soutra and Fala Courts will be replaced by 220 new modern homes.

Edinburgh House Prices Levelling Out

The ESPC in Edinburgh

Latest statistics released by ESPC reveal that the property market in Edinburgh is beginning to stabilise thanks to continuing record low interest rates, a stamp duty holiday until September, and a sense that economic conditions are improving.

Edinburgh House Market Prices Continue To Stabilise

Calton Hill view

Statistics for the second quarter of 2009, released by the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC), show that the average house price in East Central Scotland decreased by 11.0% annually during the second quarter of 2009.

Edinburgh Sees Largest Population Increases in Scotland

View NE from Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh has seen the largest population increase of all the Scottish Council areas in recent years, according to latest government figures.

Government Releases Scottish Radon Risk Map

A new map, produced for the Scottish governement, has been released which shows areas of Scotland that have the highest levels of the naturally-occurring radioactive gas radon. The survey, based on tests of 19,000 Scottish dwellings, has been published to help homeowners identify whether they need to take any action.

New University Building at Potterrow Wins RICS Award

Potterrow-1.jpg

Considering that in the past sixty years the university has allegedly been
responsible for the demolition of many Georgian buildings, it is refreshing
to hear that the recently completed Informatics building at Potterrow has won a Royal Institute of
Chartered Surveyers Scotland Award.

Edinburgh Home Prices "Stable" In Shrinking Market

The ESPC in Edinburgh

The average Edinburgh house price has fallen by 6.8% annually in the first three months of 2009, according to statistics released today by the ESPC.

Low Income Home Buyers Get A Lift

The Scottish Government today announced it is expanding The Open Market Shared Equity scheme to the whole of Scotland. An increased budget of £60 million - up from £24 million in the pilot launched 18 months ago - is expected to help around 1,500 households to buy through the scheme this year.

Controversial Old Town Development Put On Hold

Mountgrange Capital, the organisation behind the controversial £300 million Caltongate luxury hotel, retail, and residential development in Edinburgh Old Town have announced that they have gone into administration.

Edinburgh Property Market Showing "Signs of More Stability"

Edinburgh House Prices - ESPC - Feb 2009

Edinburgh's housing market may be finding its feet again, following a reduction of Bank of England interest rates to 1%, the lowest level in its 315 years, a stamp duty holiday on properties under £175,000 until September 2009, and a rapid fall in the capital's property prices by a fifth of their mid-2008 peak.

Riding of the Marches to Return After 63-Year Absence

After a 63 year absence, The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is to be re-launched at noon on Monday 9th February.