Registers of Scotland (RoS) has published its latest figures on the property industry in Scotland, with the volume of residential sales rising by 14.5% in the third quarter of 2015/16, compared to the same period in 2014/15.
A total of 28,779 properties were submitted for registration between October and December, the highest volume of sales for any quarter since quarter one of 2008-09.
In addition to volume of sales, house prices are now the highest they have been since RoS began publishing its quarterly statistics in 2003. The highest percentage rise was in Inverclyde, where average prices climbed 13.1% to £132,382.
The total value of sales across Scotland registered between October and December increased by 16.3 per cent to just under £4.83 billion. This represents the highest value of sale for any quarter since quarter one of 2008-09 with East Ayrshire recording the highest increase in value with sales of over £66 million, up 33.9 per cent.
For more information, visit the Registers of Scotland website.