Glasgow house prices up 10.7 per cent over past year



Austin Lafferty
Austin Lafferty

The average selling price of homes sold in Glasgow has increased by 10.7 per cent between April and June 2017 year-on-year, and by 11.2 per cent in the first six months of the year, according to GSPC.

GSPC’s latest house price report records the average selling price for a property in Glasgow is now £140,584, compared with £127,039 from April to June last year.

Glasgow properties are also selling quicker, with the median time to sell now 19 days, 9.5 per cent down from last year, and those marketed as ‘offers over’ are selling for 9.7 per cent above asking price, up from 8.7 per cent.

The average selling price for properties across west central Scotland is now £135,898, compared with £131,392 during the same period last year. These properties are selling 17 per cent faster than the same period last year, with the median time to sell down from 30 days to 25 days. Those properties marketed as ‘offers over’ are selling for 5.9 per cent above the asking price.

Outside of Glasgow, three bedroom homes in North Lanarkshire are showing the greatest increase in selling prices – with a 21.4 per cent increase over the last three months to £143,905. And the area with the highest property prices is Renfrewshire, where a three bedroom house on average costs £181,455, up 13.2 per cent from £160,232 last year.

Austin Lafferty said: “Glasgow is continuing to show increases in average selling prices and with a faster time to sell. Areas like the West End and East End of the city are proving popular for those looking to buy flats, not just to cater to the student population but for young professionals.

“However, these increases in prices across the region can also be attributed to a shortage in properties being brought to market that we have been seeing over the past year, not just in our region, but across Scotland. This lack of housing stock results in a ‘seller’s market’, where homes are selling for increasingly over their home report valuation. But the market does indicate that now would be a great time to sell.”