THE Scottish housing market experienced a slight growth in sales as the overall UK market got off to a slow start to the year, new figures show.
The cost of housing in Edinburgh and Glasgow is set to rise above UK averages over the next five years, according to market analysis.
The Scottish Government could struggle to meet its target to build 50,000 homes by 2021 due to a lack of workers, industry bosses have suggested.
More than 3,000 new homes are to be built along with state-of-the-art schools in a multimillion-pound development in West Lothian.
A report into tenements in Scotland has warned they are at a “condition cliff-edge”.
The number of people in Scotland who are struggling to pay for their home has increased by nearly a third in the last two years, according to a study.
Scotland’s housing market is in a good position to face any challenges that lie ahead, experts said as the average cost of a home hit a new high.
A housing group has secured a £76.5 million investment that will enable it to build hundreds of new affordable homes.
More than two fifths of Scots living in rural areas are estimated to be suffering from fuel poverty, compared to just one in five of those living in towns and cities.
The Scottish Government has announced £50,000 of cash to provide more emergency beds for rough sleepers in Edinburgh this winter.
UP to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s and a third could be “retiree renters”, a report warns.