Savvy Buyers Look To Edinburgh

Savvy Buyers Look To Edinburgh

05.08.19

Whilst economic and political uncertainty unsettles prime UK housing markets such as London and the south east, Edinburgh remains a highly attractive option for buyers thanks to strong underlying fundamentals and economic indicators.

The city’s continued recognition as a business and lifestyle hub is driving demand for quality housing. Current research from Rettie & Co, Edinburgh’s leading estate agency, reveals stock levels in the city rose strongly at the end of 2018 with average house prices rising 6.6% during the same period.

Activity in 2019 has pointed towards market consolidation but stock and enquiry levels reveal persisting demand.

Contrary to other parts of the UK, Edinburgh’s economic outlook and market sentiment is positive, underpinning continued housing demand in the city.

Rettie & Co notes that this positive attitude is founded on a number of key drivers, including optimistic business conditions, strong employment, rising population and limited housing supply.

The comparatively strong performance of the city’s housing market points towards the equally positive view of its future, which is consistently winning accolades for business culture and lifestyle.

Some of Edinburgh’s most in demand new homes can be found at The Playfair at Donaldson’s. The stunning building, renowned as one of the most iconic buildings in Edinburgh, has been transformed by heritage developer City & Country.

The Playfair boasts a fascinating history having been constructed between 1842 and 1851 after its benefactor, James Donaldson, bequeathed all of his property to build and found a hospital for children after his death.

The building is now home to a range of contemporary new homes, many of them featuring original period details.

The Playfair is just minutes from Haymarket Station and the city centre, with easy access via tram and rail to the rest of Scotland and onwards. The unbeatable location makes the homes particularly attractive to professionals working in the city and downsizers looking to take advantage of Edinburgh’s vibrant social scene.

Apartments are priced from £360,000 to £1,695,000. For more information visit www.cityandcountry.co.uk or call 0131 341 5102.

Abode Affiliates

  • Alleyne Real Estate
  • Blevins Franks
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Crane Resorts
  • The Hideaways Club
  • Monaco Real Estates
  • RDO
  • Rosemont Consulting
  • St Francis Links
  • Unique Home Stays
  • Yoo
  • Worldwide Dream Villas
  • Cyan International Properties
  • Enigma Yachts Limited
  • Cornerstone Tax Advisors
  • Lida Cucina
  • Pedini London
  • Alexander James
  • Wings
  • Moore Stephen
  • Ibiza Transit Express
  • Oyster Yachts
  • Jumeirah
  • Wall Street Luxury
  • Heron Real Estate
  • Edenhurst
  • MG&AG
  • Gama Property
  • Touch Design Group
  • St Edward
  • Ultra Villa
  • Luxury Italian Living
  • Habitat First Group
  • BDO
  • 7Storeys
  • Smart Currency Exchange
  • Strutt and Parker
  • Prestige Architects
  • Worldwide Property
  • Panorama
  • Dimora
  • Dominic McKenzie Architects
  • The Coastal House
  • Chamonix Ski Chalet
  • Luxe Caribbean Properties
  • Harry Manning
  • Smart Living
  • Isle Blue
  • MAS Marbella
  • London Fractions
  • QTD
  • Page Architects
  • Millgate
  • Jersey Finance
  • guernsey-relocations-logo
  • viberts-logo
  • b-williams-management
  • kpmg-logo
  • author-interiors
  • Wilkinson Beven
  • BoConcept
  • Ante Vrban
  • Experience Invest
  • Move 2 Gozo
  • Deborah Garth
  • Extex
  • You home
  • Ra Shaw Designs
  • Caudwell Collection
  • eastwood private client
  • accanto-interiors
  • Fritz Hansen
  • capital-rise
  • jarrods-staircase
  • neil-davies-logo
  • Tina Shone Group
  • Taplow riverside
  • Aimo
  • ns-ceramics-logo
  • Rusk

Enter your dream destination