Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh boasts most expensive homes, says RoS survey

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Image caption Edinburgh has six properties on a 10 most expensive properties bought in Scotland list

Edinburgh is home to six of the 10 most expensive properties bought in Scotland in the past five years, according to new figures.

However, the priciest property on the list was just outside the capital, in nearby Seton, Longniddry.

According to the Registers of Scotland (RoS), the house was bought for £5m in February 2007.

A property on Easter Belmont Road, near Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh, came second on the list at £4.875m.

Other expensive addresses in the capital include Barnton Avenue, Belmont Drive, Oswald Road, Glasgow Road and Ettrick Road.

A house in St Andrews and two in Auchterarder also made it into the top 10.

The most expensive home sold there in the past five years fetched £2.12m.

The RoS compiled list did not feature any properties in Glasgow.

It said on average, 25% of Scotland's residential properties changed hands without a mortgage.

The figures quoted cover a five-year period up to 30 April 2011, and cover all residential sales.

RoS is the official government land register and the only body to record all property sales in Scotland.

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