East Dunbartonshire house prices dropped slightly in December

General view of estate agents signs outside a block of flats in Basingstoke, Hampshire.General view of estate agents signs outside a block of flats in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
General view of estate agents signs outside a block of flats in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
House prices dropped slightly, by 0.3%, in East Dunbartonshire in December, new figures show.

House prices dropped slightly, by 0.3%, in East Dunbartonshire in December, new figures show.

But the drop does not reverse the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 4.5% over the last year.

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The average East Dunbartonshire house price in December was £271,752, Land Registry figures show – a 0.3% decrease on November.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Scotland, where prices decreased 0.9%, but East Dunbartonshire was lower than the 0.1% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in East Dunbartonshire rose by £12,000 – putting the area fifth among Scotland’s 32 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Na h-Eileanan Siar, where property prices increased on average by 14.3%, to £175,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in the Shetland Islands lost 18% of their value, giving an average price of £173,000.

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First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in East Dunbartonshire spent an average of £199,800 on their property – £7,700 more than a year ago, and £44,100 more than in December 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £325,200 on average in December – 62.7% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest fall in property prices in East Dunbartonshire in December – they dropped 0.4% in price, to £492,373 on average. But over the last year, prices rose by 5.3%.

Among other types of property:

Semi-detached:
Terraced:
Flats:

How do property prices in East Dunbartonshire compare?

Buyers paid 42.8% more than the average price in Scotland (£190,000) in December for a property in East Dunbartonshire. Across Scotland, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £285,000.

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The most expensive properties in Scotland were in Edinburgh – £338,000 on average, and 1.2 times the price as in East Dunbartonshire. Edinburgh properties cost 2.7 times the price as homes in East Ayrshire (£125,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.

Factfile

Average property price in December

  • East Dunbartonshire: £271,752
  • Scotland:£190,341
  • UK: £284,691

Annual change to December

  • East Dunbartonshire: +4.5%
  • Scotland: +3.3%
  • UK: -1.4%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Scotland

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar: +14.3%
  • The Shetland Islands: -18%