Average Edinburgh house price is now £222,759

Latest official property sales figures.Picture: Ian Georgeson

Latest official property sales figures.Picture: Ian Georgeson

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The average home in Edinburgh changed hands for £222,759 during the last quarter.

Nationally the number of Scottish homes sold rose sharply, according to the latest official figures.

A total of 24,274 properties were sold between July and September - 22.5% more than the same period last year.

It was the highest quarterly figure recorded by Registers of Scotland since 2008.

Average prices across Scotland rose by 1.5% year-on-year, raising the average cost of a home to £161,748.

The figures also showed a 24.4% year-on-year increase in the total value of residential property sales, which stood at £3.92bn.