Local house prices take a tumble over the year

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Property prices in East Dunbartonshire have dropped in the last year according to a recent report.

Official statistics published last week by Registers of Scotland (RoS) show that the average house price in East Dunbartonshire is £209,878 - down from £218,509 in June 2014.

The drop of 3.9 per cent is in contrast to a 3.5 per cent rise across Scotland as a whole.

RoS’ commercial services director, Kenny Crawford, said: “Across Scotland’s local authority areas the picture is mixed.

“The highest percentage rise was recorded in West Dunbartonshire, where the average price increased 10.1 per cent to £120,822, while the largest percentage fall in price was in East Renfrewshire, which showed a seven per cent drop to £216,565.”