City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property

Average Edinburgh Home Cost £221,209 Say Government Stats

The average home in Edinburgh cost £221,209, according to official figures for the second quarter (April to June) published today by the Registers of Scotland. The figures cover all residential sales, including sales for cash not involving a mortgage.

Estate Agents Call for Tax Holiday For "Fragile" Property Market

Five estate agents operating in the Edinburgh and Lothians area have joined the call for Chancellor Alistair Darling to freeze Stamp Duty levels to "re-invigorate" the local and national housing market.

City Plans 1,100 New Council Homes: First in 20 Years

Around 1100 new homes will be built by City of Edinburgh Council if new proposals being developed get the go ahead. These will be the first Council homes to be built in nearly 20 years, and will be made up of housing for sale and rent.

Edinburgh Population Rises 5% In A Decade

The City of Edinburgh has seen the biggest increase in population numbers in Scotland over the decade to June 2007, according to statistics released earlier today by the General Register for Scotland.

Edinburgh Property Values Fall Below Lower End Predictions

The ESPC in Edinburgh

The average price of a property in Edinburgh still remains in positive territory compared to a year ago, but the credit crunch is beginning to bite at the lower end of the market.

Edinburgh Solicitors Hope To Put Crimp in the Crunch

A group of solicitor firms, who account for around a quarter of the properties sold in the Edinburgh area, are hoping that a new cashback scheme aimed at helping first time buyers will stave off the worst of the credit and housing meltdown.

Edinburgh City Council Plans to Build 500 Affordable Homes

The property slowdown may finally have reached North of the Border last month, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Solicitors Say Scots Property Market Is Insulated From Downturn

For Sale Signs

These may be nervous times for anyone trying to sell a house, with properties that a year ago would have had multiple offers getting little interest now, but our unique property-buying system shoul

Getting On Property Ladder "Hardest Struggle Ever"

Would-be first time buyers face the "hardest struggle ever" to get onto the property ladder in Scotland according to a new report from housing charity Shelter.

Edinburgh House Market Cools - Price Inflation Lowest In 15 Years

Figures released today by Edinburgh Solicitors and Property Centre (ESPC) reveal the housing market in Edinburgh has continued to cool with annual inflation falling to its lowest
level since 1993. A rise of just 1.2% took the average price in Edinburgh from £207,669 in the first quarter of 2007 to £210,123 during the first three months of 2008.

Plans For 3% Scottish Local Income Tax Unveiled

The Scottish Government unveiled plans for a local income tax of 3p on the pound yesterday to replace the Council Tax.