Edinburgh for sale: ESPC reveals the most popular properties of May in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife

Most popular homes for sale in Edinburgh and the Lothians last month revealed

Scottish property portal ESPC has revealed the top 10 properties most popular with househunters on its website during May 2024, garnering an impressive 86,000 online views between them.

Houses were clearly in exceptional demand with property seekers, with all of the top 10 homes being houses of varying sizes and styles – from two-bed terraced cottages to five-bedroom detached bungalows. Prices varied too, stretching from £147,000 to just over £1.1 million, with three of the properties marketed at a fixed price, making them extra desirable for buyers.

In terms of location, Edinburgh and East Lothian dominate the list, while there are also appearances from properties in popular pockets of Midlothian and in the Fife property hotspot of Dunfermline.

Nine of the 10 properties are already under offer, clearly signalling that buyers will move at speed to secure their ideal property, even in a market with plenty of homes available to choose from.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “May was clearly a busy month for the property market, with plenty of new properties coming onto the market, and plenty of buyers ready to snap them up. With nine of our most-viewed homes already off the market, it’s a clear indication that buyers are serious about finding their ideal home and will act quickly to secure a property that ticks their boxes.

“The most popular properties show us that, as in April, there’s a huge mix of buyers in the market when it comes to budgets, as we have properties on the Affordable Housing scheme right through to properties priced at over a million pounds. However, this month, our buyers all have one major thing in common: they have their sights set on finding a house, with this type of property exclusively making up the top 10.

“In terms of location, we’re seeing a healthy spread of interest across the region, with some of the most popular properties located in West Fife & Kinross and Midlothian, but the focus is heavily on homes in Edinburgh and East Lothian, which are always incredibly popular with buyers.”

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