RE/MAX Sales & Lettings

Scottish house prices have continued to show steady growth over the past year, according to figures released by Registers of Scotland.

Its latest monthly UK House Price Index showed the average price of a property in October was £143,131.

That was 4% higher than a year ago and 1% up on the previous month.

The UK average price in October was £216,674 – 6.9% higher than the same month last year and 0.1% up on September.

The top five local authorities in terms of sales volumes were – Glasgow City (1,031 sales), City of Edinburgh (1,020), Fife (564), South Lanarkshire (520) and North Lanarkshire (415).

The Biggest price increase over last year was in East Renfrewshire, where the average price rose by 17.7% to just over £222,500.

(source: Registers of Scotland 13/12/16).