Rettie's private sector property research team provides thorough and bespoke analysis, based on reliable and up-to-date information, led by Dr John Boyle, who has over 15 years of experience as a property economist. Our researchers provide the very best market intelligence and work across a broad range of projects locally and nationally.

Our Property Market Research Articles

Shawlands Housing Market: Rebuilding After Lockdown
26 Nov 2020

With its open green spaces and quality housing, the Southside of Glasgow has seen a surge in demand from families looking for more space or a better quality of life. Strong demand has meant that, when competitive closing dates are set, we have seen strong premiums achieved above Home Report so far this year.

Scottish Borders Housing Market: Rebuilding After Lockdown | Autumn/Winter 2020 Briefing
25 Nov 2020

The rise of home working has led many families to now seriously consider moving further from town to gain the outdoors lifestyle and greater living space that previously seemed out of reach.

Edinburgh Housing Market: Rebuilding After Lockdown
25 Nov 2020

Scotland's Capital has traditionally been seen as a safe haven for investment in times of economic uncertainty due to its diversified economy, as a home of learning, politics, finance, and science. Under Covid-19 we have seen a strong spike in demand for high quality prime homes in the city...

Glasgow West End Housing Sales Market Review
25 Nov 2020

After lockdown restrictions were lifted we have seen an unprecedented level of market demand. With limited housing supply in the market, sellers have enjoyed highly competitive closing dates with values over home report being consistently achieved. Despite the high levels of activity there remains a strong appetite in the market.

Glasgow City Centre Housing Sales Market Review
24 Nov 2020

Glasgow City Centre has seen a sharp increase in activity since the lockdown restrictions were lifted with the greatest demand being concentrated in prime locations and properties.

Scottish Housing Market Rebuilds After Collapse in Spring
19 Nov 2020

As we move into the end of 2020, analysis by Rettie has highlighted the significant impacts to the Scottish housing market of the Covid-19 pandemic and how the market has recovered after a collapse following lockdown in the Spring.

Bearsden & Milngavie Housing Sales Market Review
19 Nov 2020

Bearsden & Milngavie have long been the go-to destinations for families looking for a high quality of life, open space, good schooling and fantastic amenities. As a result of the lockdown, these qualities have become even more desirable...

Residential LBTT & ADS Full Year Report
22 Jul 2020

Rear our latest detailed report on Land & Building Transaction Tax (LBTT): 2019/2020 was a good year for LBTT in terms of returns and revenue, but due to the impact of the global pandemic on the property market the future is uncertain.

A Welcome Move, But Buyers Are Still Green With Envy
10 Jul 2020

Few people like paying tax but Scots house buyers may be looking across the Border with more than a little jealousy today. Changes announced this week to property tax - Stamp Duty Land Tax in England and Northern Ireland and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland - have created an even bigger gap than existed in the amount payable on a house purchase.

Build to Rent in Scotland - pipeline continues to accelerate
4 Jun 2020

Rettie Cos latest BTR Briefing for Scotland shows a rise in the number of operating and pipeline BTR homes to nearly 9,000, up 24 in a year.

The Market After Covid | Scottish Housing Forecasts Spring/Summer 2020
12 May 2020

Despite the current uncertainty in the Scottish housing market caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to take an informed view on likely market changes over the next few years.

AC⚡BC - How Covid Rocked the Market | NE Spring Briefing 2020
13 Apr 2020

The future world will likely be analysed in AC and BC terms, or After and Before Covid-19. Social distancing and Government measures have effectively placed much of the residential sales market on-hold. In Newcastle the number of new properties listed for sale in the first week of April has dropped 95% year-on-year.