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Scottish Housing Market Picks Up

The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey has revealed an increase in the supply of Scottish residential properties coming on to the market during April, which is the first increase in three months.

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House Sales Increasing in Scotland

Figures based on September’s property markets showed a minor increase in the number of properties sold with an increase in the number of properties on the market cited as the main reason.

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Scottish Property Still Seen as Good Investment

Following the political change and taxation differences, the Scottish property market is seen by many as a recovering market, or one that is a potential risk. However, according to a new analysis report, the Scottish property market remains a solid opportunity for investment.

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Scottish Property Prices Reach Record Quarterly Figure

According to the Registers of Scotland, property prices across the country rose sharply between January and March in 2014.

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Rural Housing Reclassified to Evade LBTT Tax

According to property experts rural homeowners are attempting to reclassify their homes in order to make their properties more appealing to could-be-buyers.

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Scottish Rent At Lower Rate Than Rest of UK

Property in Scotland have increased at a significantly slower rate than the rest of the UK in the last four years according to a survey from Your Move.

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Scottish House Values Rise by 3.4%

The value of Scottish properties rose by over 3% in the first period of 2015, continuing on the growth seen in the previous year. The growth was similar to that seen at the end of 2014 according to official statistics.

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Scottish Government to Review Land Tax

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax proposed by the Scottish Government is to be reviewed following an amendment to the UK stamp duty.

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Scottish Property Boost Before April

Scotland’s prime property market is experiencing a boom before the alternative to Stamp Duty comes into effect in April.

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Referendum a Factor in Property Decrease

An expert has blamed the referendum and proposed land reforms for buyers and sellers holding back on buying properties and estates in Scotland.

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How will the Referendum Outcome Affect the Property Market?

The National association of Estate agents has provided some insight on how the “No” vote will affect the property market in Scotland. The Managing Director of National Association of Estate Agents, Mark Hayward said:

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Home Buyer Demand Strongest in Scotland

Demand for new homes in Scotland has bucked the UK trend, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey, with a net balance of 52% more surveyors seeing a rise in new buyer demand.

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Survey Reveals Strong Demand in Scottish Property Market

According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, house price gains in June remained positive across Scotland, and demand for property continued to grow across the country.



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Sustained Demand Across the Scottish Housing Market

Demand in the Scottish housing market remained steady during April, with a net balance of 23% of respondents reporting an increase in new buyer enquiries, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

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Survey reveals property market in transition

In a recent survey of solicitor estate agents across Scotland by SPC Scotland, eight out of ten solicitors active in the property market apparently forecast a continued rise in sales.

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