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According to statistics from the Registers of Scotland (RoS), the number of residential properties sold in Scotland reached an eight-year high, matching figures last seen in 2008.


While the housing market in Scotland has seen an overall increase concerning property demand and value, there has also been an increase in demand for commuter town properties with more people wanting to swap the city for the suburbs.


Properties in Edinburgh are increasing at twice the speed of the national average according to the latest figures regarding the property market in Scotland.


A group of landlord and property organisations have warned that a proposed charge regarding buy-to-let properties and second homes could deter investors and disadvantage first-time buyers.


In today’s Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne pledged to clamp down on the rapid growth in buy-to-let mortgages with new rules designed to create ‘a level playing field’ between buy-to-let mortgages and residential home ownership.


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