INVERCLYDE remains the cheapest place to buy a home in Scotland, despite prices jumping up by six per cent in November.

Latest analysis by chartered surveyors Walker Fraser Steele shows that, on average, a house in the area now costs £141,307.

This represents an increase on October’s average price of £133,263, and an annual rise of 0.9 per cent.

Nationally, prices have remained almost exactly the same year-on-year, with the 2023 figure being just £16 lower than that of 2022.

Scott Jack, regional development director at Walker Fraser Steele, said: “With underlying trends such as mortgage affordability improving now, more buyers will re-enter the market providing competition for the cash purchasers, who currently represent 36 per cent of all sales in Scotland, which will further boost confidence."