Edinburgh for sale: ESPC reveals the top 10 most viewed homes over past month in Lothian

The most viewed properties in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Scottish property portal ESPC has revealed the 10 homes which have racked up the highest number of views on its website in the past 30 days.

Looking at the data, local buyers were most interested in buying family houses over flats, with just two of the most popular properties being apartments. A family-friendly location also appeared to be high on the list of demands for buyers, as the homes that generated the most interest online were located in popular suburbs across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and Fife, all offering access to great schools and excellent transport links.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “We are clearly seeing a trend from the most popular homes this month that suggests that buyers are looking for longevity in their next property purchase. In the current financial climate, buyers will want to feel confident that they can stay in their home for years to come and have everything they need to work for lifestyles that can adapt and change over that time.

“The areas that are generating the most views suggest that we have many family buyers in the market at the moment – Gorebridge and Cowdenbeath offer more affordable prices for larger family homes as well as great commuter access, while East Lothian locations remain popular for their proximity to the coast, great schools and links back to the Capital.

“Meanwhile, the two flats on our list are both in popular Edinburgh locations, offering excellent opportunities for first-time buyers: with trendy Newhaven sure to become more popular thanks to the introduction of the tram extension here.”