Edinburgh & the Lothians for sale: ESPC's top 10 most viewed properties in February

The most popular properties in Edinburgh and the Lothians last month

Local property portal ESPC has revealed the 10 properties that were most popular with househunters during February, racking up more than 66,000 online views on espc.com between them.

Interestingly, the most popular properties were an even split when it came to location, with five of the homes located in Edinburgh, and five in East Lothian – with particular interest in homes in Corstorphine and Prestonpans.

Nine of the properties were suited to family living, while just one property was a first-time buyer-friendly one-bedroom flat. And househunters weren’t taking it easy during this typically quieter time for the market, as eight of the 10 homes have already been snapped up, with another property set to join them with a closing date set for today, March 12.

Several of the properties required some substantial upgrades, suggesting that many buyers are looking for a project to put their own stamp on, at a variety of budgets. The most expensive property was a renovation project in sought-after Merchiston, coming in at £840,000, while the lowest-priced property was a glossy one-bedroom flat in Tranent, priced at a purse-friendly £120,000.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “It’s clearly been a very busy market for househunters across Edinburgh and the Lothians, with strong demand in particular for properties in renowned areas of Edinburgh and East Lothian.

"Househunters haven’t been passive in their searching either; the fact that the vast majority of the most popular homes are already under offer shows that buyers are driven and serious in their intention to buy, which is great news for sellers and homeowners thinking about putting their homes on the market in the months to come.

"From this list, we can see that there are plenty of family buyers in the market, and we can expect to continue to experience strong demand for quality family homes, with buyers so keen that they’re competing for an array of renovation projects alongside high-spec, fully finished properties.”

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