Home.co.uk September Home Asking Price Index Shows Property Prices in Scotland and the UK are Down

Home.co.uk September Home Asking Price Index Shows Property Prices in Scotland and the UK are Down

Home.co.uk, a ‘scraper’ property website that harvests data from other websites and collects it all into one website, has reported that asking prices have dropped. http://www.home.co.uk/guides/news/story.htm?uk_home_prices_take_a_seasonal_dip

Scotland has witnessed a 1.2 per cent drop in asking price in that period. England and Wales 0.2% drop.

The question is, of course, so what? This is a survey of ASKING prices, not selling prices and so could indicate a different mix of properties coming to the market or that sellers’ expectations on price are lower or more realistic.

Asking price is clearly not the same as selling price. It’s the selling prices that we have to take our guidance from. They might well say the same thing, but at least then we’ll know!

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I'm Robert Carroll, Managing Director of MOV8 Real Estate, Estate Agents and Solicitors. MOV8 is an innovative and forward-thinking, all-in-one estate agency and solicitor firm with its Head Office in Edinburgh and a City Centre office in Glasgow. We buy and sell literally thousands of properties for property buyers and sellers in Scotland every year, so I see first-hand every day what is actually happening in the property market. This blog aims to give an honest, fresh and sometimes light-hearted take on what is happening in the Scottish property market.


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