Average house prices up by 35 per cent in ten years
A 10-year overview of the Scottish property market from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) showed the average house price was £123,977 in 2005-06 and £167,396 in 2014-15.
Covering 2005 to 2015, the report details the trends in the land and property market over the peak years and in the wake of the economic downturn.
The report also revealed an overall drop in annual volumes of residential sales for all areas of Scotland, with the total volume falling by 35.1 per cent from 142,933 to 92,798.
Registers of Scotland data is based on all property sales, even those which do not involve a mortgage.
Key findings revealed in the 10-year property market report include:
Registers of Scotland director of commercial services, Kenny Crawford, said: “The volume of statistical data available to Registers of Scotland is demonstrated in this 10-year property market report. During the course of the last 10 years covered by this report, the Scottish property market has seen a mix of highs and lows. Despite the financial crash of 2007-08, the final quarter of 2014-15 achieved the highest average price of the decade at £173,830, and the number of residential properties sold for over a million pounds increased by 70 per cent. While prices rose, volumes fell, down 35 per cent in ten years.
“The number of sales being registered with a mortgage in 2014-15 fell by 45 per cent when compared with 2005-06, and rose by 9.5 per cent when compared with 2013-14. Cash sales now equate to 35.6 per cent of the market, as compared to 17.6 per cent in 2005-06. Activity in the property market gives us an insight into what’s going on in the Scottish economy, which is possible thanks to Registers of Scotland’s digital Land Register.”