Perthshire property bosses have reported that sales remain steady throughout the area even with the economic climate.
Despite reports of a ‘double dip’ recession, statistics from Perthshire Solicitors Property Centre reveal positive results for the area.
Newly released figures show that 61 properties were sold in April alone, totalling just under £11m.
The average house price during the first quarter of 2012 was £155,409, slightly down on last year but, with most of the sales in the ‘middle market’, the average sale reached a healthier £177,890 in April.
Anne Begg, Manager of PSPC said: “Despite national gloomy reports of a double dip recession, the market is holding here in Perthshire. Few properties are going over the asking price and some are failing to reach it at all so we’re continuing to encourage realism amongst sellers – in short, if they remain realistic about the time the process may take, and the price they are likely to achieve, they will sell.
“Steady sales lead to a healthy turnover and increased confidence in the market, which can only have a knock-on effect.”