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Scottish house prices fall for first time in 3 years

The latest House Price Index report revealed the average property price in Scotland was £145,762 in February 2019. This was a 3.1 per cent decrease on the previous month and a fall of 0.2 per cent on February of last year (£145,982); the first annual drop in average property price in Scotland since March 2016.

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Glasgow City Council issues CPO on 7 flats after landlords failed to maintain properties

Glasgow City Council has issued a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for seven apartments in Westmoreland Street, Govanhill. This move will mark the first time landlords will be forced to sell because they have failed to keep the property in an acceptable condition, and will be the first time a whole block with residents will be taken over under compulsory purchase in Glasgow.

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One-bed rented properties take just 20 days to let in Glasgow, according to new report

Rental properties in Glasgow recorded a notable rise of 3.9 per cent in Q4 2018, up 33.6 per cent in a decade and bringing the year on year figure to £771, according to the Citylets Quarterly Report. The average property in Glasgow took 25 days to let, with 22 per cent being let within a week.

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Glasgow and Edinburgh house prices rise faster than other UK cities outside London

The two largest cities in Scotland have both seen an average house price growth of at least 9% this year – more than double than UK average – according to recent data from HouseSimple.

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Shelter Scotland launches "Toolkit for Tenants"

Charity Shelter Scotland has announced the launch of a new online toolkit for tenants, designed to help them navigate through the rental system.

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Scots property prices at all-time high following stock shortage

Recent research from the Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor report illustrates that the average price for Scottish properties sold for a record £169,450 during the second quarter of this year (April-June 2018), a 4.7% increase during the same time last year and a grand total of £175 higher than the previous record set in the third quarter of 2017.

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Loan for self-build homes now available

The Scottish government have announced a new loan available for people who want to build their own homes.

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Slowest growth in UK housing market in five years

UK house price growth in June slowed to the lowest rate since August 2013. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this slowdown was mainly affected by the falling prices in London, where properties dropped from 0.7% to negative 0.2%. The report shows an average house price growth of 3%, down from 3.5% in May - the lowest annual rate in five years.

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New legislation aimed at preventing money laundering through UK property market

Criminals using the UK property market to launder money could face up to five years in prison under the newly proposed legislation.

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Number of Rental Properties Available in Scotland Falls Again

A new survey of the residential property market has revealed that the number of rental properties in Scotland has fallen even further over the last three months. However, this decrease in supply has been coupled with an increase in demand, which is expected to lead to a sharp rise in costs for tenants.

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RoS Launches New Register for Community Body Applications

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has launched a new register that will record all applications of community bodies to buy land or property that is abandoned, neglected or causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the community, where the owner is not willing to sell that land. 

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Scotland Offers Affordable Seaside Living

Living by the sea is an ambition for many, and new research by Bank of Scotland has revealed that it may not be as unaffordable as some might think. 

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Value of the Scottish Housing Market

The total value of the residential sales market in Scotland from 2007-08 to 2017-18 was £161.3 billion, according to the latest Property Market Report from Registers of Scotland. 

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Mortgage Lending Remains Relatively Subdued

Finance and banking trade association, UK Finance, recently published figures giving an update on levels of activity within the mortgage market in the UK. 

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Many ‘Empty Nesters’ Choose Not to Downsize

Around 43% of adults whose children have ‘flown the nest’ intend to remain in the family home rather than downsize, new research from Bank of Scotland has revealed. 

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Tracking UK House Price Changes

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI), which reveals the most recent house price changes across the country. 

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Extension to Scotland’s Help to Buy Scheme

A scheme that helps people purchase a new-build home in Scotland without the need for a large deposit is to be extended beyond 2019. 

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Research Reveals Obstacles to Moving up the Property Ladder

Much has been written about the difficulties facing first time buyers as they strive to take the first step onto the property ladder, however new research has revealed that homeowners looking to move up to the second rung on the ladder are also experiencing problems. 

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Overseas Owners of Scottish Property

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has published an interesting report on properties owned or leased in Scotland by overseas companies and individuals. 

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Research Reveals Buying is Cheaper than Renting

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that first-time buyers in Scotland save £31,000 on average when buying their own home instead of renting. 

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