Edinburgh for sale: The top 10 most viewed properties in January on the ESPC website

Property portal reveals the homes that were most in-demand in January

Scottish property expert ESPC has revealed the 10 most popular properties listed on espc.com during January 2024, gathering over 70,000 online views between them.

Family homes made up the overwhelming majority of properties in demand, as nine of the properties were houses. The homes were spread across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, hinting at large volumes of househunters looking to be within commuting distance of the Capital.

The most expensive property on the list was priced at offers over £765,000, offering a premium option for buyers with the budget to match. And in what is assumed to be a traditionally quieter time for the property market, buyers haven’t been hanging around – half of these prime properties have already gone under offer, showing that market demand in 2024 has begun with a bang.

Paul Hilton, CEO of ESPC, said: “As we’ve come to expect in January, there was huge online interest in our properties, as online browsers think more seriously about making a change at the turn of the year.

"The most popular properties are a strong mix of first-time buyer-friendly homes, with affordable price points and in commuter-friendly location, alongside properties sitting in the middle-to-high end of the market and more ideally suited to families, in sought-after locations close to good schools and excellent amenities.

"The desire for family homes shows how many second-steppers and experienced buyers we have currently in the market, alongside a strong burst of new buyers looking to find their perfect first home.”