Edinburgh’s prime property market sees slowing price growth.

Extract from Redwood Financial’s Residential Property Review July 2019

Recent data from Knight Frank shows that annual price growth in Edinburgh was down from 7.6% at the end of Q1 2019, to 4.3% in June. The data also shows a drop of 10% in price growth from the end of 2018.

Edward Douglas-Home, Partner at Knight Frank commented: “A moderation in property values is a sign that, having appeared relatively unaffected by the political uncertainty which has been impacting other prime regional markets since 2016, both buyers and sellers in the city are becoming more cautious“. 

Whilst country house prices across Scotland fell in value by 0.1% in Q2 2019, the demand for family houses outside of the city centre has remained robust, especially in traditionally popular areas such as Morningside, Murrayfield and Newington. 

The data also indicates that some vendors are in no rush to sell, with new listings across the whole market in Edinburgh being 15% lower in Q2 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. 

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