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

East Lothian Market Briefing Summer 2024
16 Jul 2024

The East Lothian housing market is flourishing, boasting the second highest average house price in Scotland, trailing only behind Edinburgh. This growth, with a notable 2.8% increase in the past year, underscores the area’s appeal with its diverse lifestyle options and excellent transport links to both Edinburgh and London. We discuss in this briefing how these unique lifestyle opportunities have been pivotal in sustaining demand in the local market.

Perth and Kinross Summer Briefing 2024
12 Jun 2024

Perth and Kinross peaks above Scottish average.

Scotland's £1m+ Market in 2023
19 Feb 2024

Prime market stays strong … During 2023, the prime £1m+ market withstood the challenging headwinds better than the overall market, with the number of sales slightly increasing on the 2022 total to a new record annual high of 506 sales.

Over a quarter of Scotland’s households in housing need
22 Jan 2024

Over a quarter (28%) of households in Scotland face one or more forms of housing need, according to a new report.

Scottish Winter Market Briefing 2023
27 Dec 2023

This time last year, the housing market and wider economy had been thrown into turmoil by the UK Government’s Autumn Mini-Budget, with the mortgage payment on the average Scottish house purchase increasing by almost 60%.

East Lothian Housing Market Autumn 2023
12 Oct 2023

As East Lothian locals know, the area is well known for having its own unique microclimate. Rain may be settled over the capital, but a short drive east will often reveal blue skies and a warm breeze. This happy distinction is also true of the East Lothian housing market.

What's the outlook for Scotland's housing market?
15 Sep 2023

Scotland's housing market's performance has been dominated by ‘events’ over the past 15 years or so, beginning with the collapse of Northern Rock at the end of 2007, which signalled the end of the mortgage credit boom across the UK.

Build to Rent - Scottish Market Review Summer 2023
2 Aug 2023

Despite the summer season, the Scottish BTR sector is experiencing a somewhat gloomy 2023, but there is still hope for an Indian summer.

Rettie Summer Housing Market Briefing 2023
6 Jul 2023

A lot can happen in 9 months … It really is just 9 months since Kwasi Kwarteng introduced his mini-budget in September 2022. The resulting money market panic that seeped into the wider economy, including the housing market, is, of course, a matter of great regret for many.

Glasgow West End Housing Market
31 May 2023

Did you know? The average house price in the West End* in 2022 was £258,000, 28% higher than the Glasgow average of just over £200,000. *Postcode districts of G3, G11, G12, G13, G14 and G20

Residential LBTT revenue reaches record high
17 May 2023

Our recent review of Scotland's Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) shows that, in 2022/23, LBTT revenue reached a record high in Scotland, driven by a relatively strong sales market and rising prices.

Assessment of Scotland's Rent Freeze and Impacts
19 Apr 2023

Rettie's established research team were commissioned by the British Property Federation to undertake research on the Scottish Government's rent freeze and its impacts, particularly on the Build to Rent (BTR) sector.