Across Scotland, the housing market got off to a strong start in 2020 but by March, lockdown restrictions were introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19, meaning that the housing market was severely impacted. In March 2020, the total number of residential property sales registered was 5,765, indicating a 14% decrease compared to the previous year.
After an unusually quiet spring, the Scottish property market bounced back faster than anyone could have predicted once restrictions were lifted in June 2020. On average, the property market across Scotland has continued to benefit from the pent-up demand as the year goes on.
The average price for property in Stirling was £219,000 in December 2020. This is a rise of almost 9.0% from 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in Stirling sold for an average of £163,000 while terraced houses sold for around £173,000.
Sales agreed between July and September 2020 versus the same period in 2019 were 49% higher in Stirlingshire.
While the average time taken to sell a property has increased across different regions in some parts of Scotland, Stirling has seen the opposite, now taking 75 days longer to sell (which is the largest increase of anywhere in Scotland). This is essential to consider if you’re planning on selling a house in Stirling anytime soon.
From July 15th 2020 until March 31st 2021, the Scottish Government brought an LBTT property tax holiday into effect to help the Scottish property market survive and recover from COVID-19.
For home buyers, the LBTT tax holiday could save you significant amounts of money, however, the amount saved will vary depending on the price paid for the property. Learn more about the LBTT holiday in this guide.
As a buyer, you want reassurance and peace of mind that your dream home will be everything you imagine. Avoid any surprises by getting a Home Report early in your buying journey. Find our more about Home Reports and the different documents which are included.
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