The gulf between house prices in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire has been laid bare once again in newly publish figures.

The average price in East Renfrewshire is the second highest in Scotland after the City of Edinburgh, far outstripping neighbouring Renfrewshire.
The UK House Price Index for July shows the average price in East Renfrewshire was £233,331, up by just over four per cent from last year.

Top-placed Edinburgh had an average price of £263,894.

In contrast, the Renfrewshire figure dropped slightly to £123,416.
The average house price in Scotland in July was just a whisker off £154,000, an annual increase of 1.4 per cent.

July’s figures show East Renfrewshire continues to be a highly desirable residential area. 

However, although prices in East Renfrewshire grew faster than top-placed Edinburgh which recorded a 3.1 per cent increase, it still lagged behind increases in areas such as East Dunbartonshire, coming in at 6.4 per cent, and Dumfries and Galloway, which recorded a rise of 6.3 per cent.

Renfrewshire, meanwhile, was still ahead of Inverclyde’s average price of £109,307, which was up 1.1 per cent, and East Ayrshire which, at £96,482, was the lowest in Scotland.

Meanwhile, house prices north of the border were growing faster than the UK annual rate of 0.7 per cent in the year to July.

In Scotland, detached houses showed the biggest increase, rising by 3.2 per cent in the year to July 2019 to £266,000. 

The average price of flats and maisonettes fell by 0.4 per cent in the year to £111,000.

Out of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas, 25 showed price increases over the year.