By Maurice Allan

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 13:29

No sign of slowdown in interest from families looking to set up home in town, property experts at Lindsays say

Livingston’s status as a housing hotspot shows no sign of slowing, a property expert says.

Maurice Allan, Managing Director of Residential Property at estate agency and legal firm Lindsays, believes demand to live away from cities will see the market in the town continue to thrive.

He spoke after recent data published by Rightmove saw Livingston listed as the fourth-highest place for property price growth across Scotland in the last decade.

It reported that prices had gone from an average of £132,228 to £181,412 - a 37% jump.

Mr Allan said: “The figures are very much what we would expect to see. With Livingston being in striking distance of Edinburgh, you can live there and easily commute to work. That creates demand, which is reflected in the prices that homes there achieve.

“And there are strong links in either direction on the Glasgow to Edinburgh line.

“Livingston has seen a lot of new housing built in the past 10 years and we know the demand for families looking to live there has been strong. There are more flats than houses there too.

“Taking into account the changing working habits we have seen since the start of the coronavirus pandemic - with people willing to live further from the office because they’re only commuting a couple of times a week, I don’t expect that demand to slow any time soon - in Livingston and across West Lothian.”

The team at Lindsays operates across the Lothians from its estate agency headquarter in Edinburgh.

According to Rightmove, Rutherglen, near Glasgow, recorded the highest changes in the last decade at 41%.

The above article was published across a variety of news titles which include, West Lothian Courier and Daily Record

 

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