Housing statistics welcomed by minister

Margaret Burgess has welcomed the latest Registers of Scotland figures.

Commenting on the latest Registers of Scotland (ROS) statistics on house prices and sales, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said: “I welcome the Registers of Scotland figures, which show a 22.9 per cent increase in the numbers of homes sold between January and March this year, compared with the same period last year. This is the third successive quarter that volumes are up over on the previous year, illustrating consolidated growth in the volume of sales. The Scottish Government is taking action to stimulate the housing market, and through our Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme we are providing £235 million to help more people, including first and second time buyers, to purchase new-build houses.”