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

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.

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.

Scotland's £1M Market in 2022
14 Feb 2023

2022 saw the Scottish housing market break the record for £1m+ sales in a year, with 504 transactions passing the landmark price, with Rettie now involved in the sale of over 1 in 5 transactions in excess of £1m. In fact, in just two years, the Scottish £1m+ market has risen by 80%.

Scottish Winter Market Briefing
16 Jan 2023

2022 was an eventful year by any standards. Russia's invasion of Ukraine triggered a number of significant effects, with rising energy costs fuelling inflation and contributing to an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, while significant political upheaval during the year has led to economic turmoil.

Scottish Sales Review - Summer 2022
1 Sep 2022

As Summer 2022 ends, 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 2020.

Scotland's £1m+ Market - Market Briefing February 2022
14 Feb 2022

In 2021, the Scottish market for homes worth over £1m witnessed an unprecedented level of activity. 2021 saw a surge in sales, with 419 homes sales registered, up from a previous high of 289 seen in the 2007 market boom. The total value of £1m+ house sales in Scotland jumped to £583m.

Winter Market Briefing December 2021
23 Dec 2021

As the pandemic closes in on its second Christmas click here to read our Winter Market Briefing.

Newcastle Autumn 2021
14 Sep 2021

Click here to read how the rental market in Newcastle is being impacted by the search for outdoor space.

Scottish Housing Market Review
8 Jun 2021

As we emerge from lockdown restrictions and start to enjoy sharing a meal indoors with friends, visiting family members and perhaps dreaming of a foreign holiday, or at least a staycation somewhere in Scotland, the housing market remains the primary preoccupation for many households.