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Prices and sales in the country house and prime property market in Scotland are increasing and expected to rise further. Scotland is currently experiencing its strongest residential market in a decade, and the robust performance of the prime country house market is contributing to this surge. There was a 29% increase in the volume of sales of properties valued above £750,000 from the previous year.

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Almost half (48%) of people aged between 25 and 34 who aren’t on the property ladder say they want to own their own home within the next ten years. 

Living near a local supermarket can push up your property’s value by £21,500 compared to homes in nearby areas without a supermarket chain. 

There are now 3.1 million Last Time Buyer households in the UK, who between them own £938bn of UK housing stock, rising to the £1 trillion mark this year, new research has revealed. 

A fun piece of research carried out recently by Royal Mail has revealed that giving a name rather than a number to your home appears to be very much in vogue. 

New research by property website Zoopla has revealed the total value of residential property in Britain’s top ten largest cities. 

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City living is becoming increasingly unaffordable across the UK, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.City living is becoming increasingly unaffordable across the UK, according to new research by Lloyds Bank. 

The average price of a residential property in Scotland reached £145,992 in November 2017, according to the latest UK House Price Index. This is a rise of 3.6% compared to November last year, and an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous month.  

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New private tenancy laws are now in force that the Government says will give tenants more security and stability whilst also providing better safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors

There is a real lack of understanding about the house buying process and associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home, new research has revealed.

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October brought the second Friday the 13th of this year, and to mark the occasion Registers of Scotland (RoS) carried out some research to see whether the date affects people’s property buying habits at all.

New analysis by property website Zoopla has revealed that over a third (34%) of properties on the market have had their asking prices reduced, which is an increase of 2.5% since March.

The popular commuter town of Luton has seen property price growth outpace rises in the average salary by 7.99% over the past year, according to new data from property website Zoopla.

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New research has revealed that properties listed for sale in Edinburgh receive 145% more interest from prospective buyers than the average property listing in Britain.

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One possible area of concern for people buying a new house is whether they will get on with their new neighbours.

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Bank of Scotland has calculated that by 14th March, new borrowers had earned enough to cover the annual cost of their mortgage repayments.

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The average price of a property in Scotland in December 2016 was £141,553, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This is an increase of 3.5% on the previous year and a decrease of 0.2% when compared to the previous month.

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House hunters can be a superstitious lot, according to new research, with many saying they would avoid buying a property at number 13 if at all possible.

A recent report by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee has concluded that the country’s transition to the new Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was ‘operationally successful’.

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that Scottish parents are prepared to pay a premium of as much as £80,000 on average to live in the catchment area of a top performing state school.