An upmarket residential property specialist is celebrating after securing a triple whammy of industry accolades. Simpson & Marwick has been named the top-performing firm in the ESPC’s annual, Independent Mystery Shopper of the year award.
The Scottish property market continued its upward trend during May, June, and July 2021, as buyers flocked to secure homes across Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife, and the Borders, ESPC reports. The average selling price rose to £275,623 – up 7.6 per cent on the same period in 2020.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently reported that interest from potential property buyers in Scotland was down during February, however, ESPC agents across the southern half of Scotland are reporting the opposite with significant buyer demand and enquiries for homes.
From July 1 to September 30, the average selling price in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders was £266,149, up 5.2% compared to the same period last year, according to property consultant ESPC. This is also an increase compared to the first quarter of the year, during
ESPC has noted the highest number of viewing requests seen in a single day so far in 2020 after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on June 18 that the restrictions on house moves would be relaxed on June 29.
Figures released by HMRC last week revealed a reduction in the number of property transactions in the UK this summer amidst uncertainty surrounding Brexit. According to the figures, in the UK the provisional seasonally adjusted volume of residential property transactions decreased by 8.5 per cent be
In their look back at 2017, ESPC found a continued shortage of properties in the Edinburgh market and a sustained increase in selling prices but have yet to see materialise fears that Brexit would have a negative impact on housing. The average selling price of properties in east central Scotland inc