Sellers in the Scottish capital are accepting offers in just 22 days, new Zoopla data has found.

Edinburgh is the fastest-moving property market in Britain, with homes listed for sale in the area taking an average of just 22 days to go under offer. 

According to new research from Zoopla, properties in the Scottish capital receive offers 25 days faster than the 47-day average for the whole of Britain. 

Zoopla analysed the 50 biggest towns by number of listings to identify the average length of time it took properties listed for sale to go under offer. 

Glasgow follows in second place, with properties going under offer in an average of 27 days, with Cardiff next in 32 days. 

On a regional level, Scotland and the West Midlands are both home to the speediest markets, with the average property ‘for sale’ going under offer in 38 days. 

This is followed by the East Midlands and Yorkshire and The Humber with an average of 40 and 46 days, respectively. 

Meanwhile, Wales is the slowest region, taking 55 days on average for a property to be snapped up, swiftly followed by north east England (54 days). Homes in London also take longer to go under offer, with a relatively slow average of 54 days. 

Above: Three-bed coach house for sale for £310,000 in Corstorphine, Edinburgh

Top 10 fastest-moving property markets in Britain 

Rank

Town

Average days to secure an offer

Average property value (October 2018)

1

Edinburgh

22

£287,865

2

Glasgow

27

£182,816

3

Cardiff

32

£238,241

4

Northampton

33

£258,583

5

Birmingham

33

£198,890

6

Bristol

34

£324,110

7

Nottingham

35

£200,687

8

Stoke-on-trent

36

£148,326

9

Manchester

36

£187,838

10

Leicester

38

£226,951

Source: Zoopla October 2018 

Top 10 fastest-moving property markets in London 

Rank

London Borough

Average days to secure an offer

Average property value (October 2018)

1

Bexley

36

£370,818

2

Barking and Dagenham

37

£298,954

3

Havering

42

£385,221

4

Sutton

43

£449,672

5

Waltham Forest

43

£453,067

6

Croydon

46

£427,138

7

Redbridge

47

£457,887

8

Enfield

48

£468,171

9

Newham

49

£379,425

10

Bromley

49

£510,977

Source: Zoopla October 2018

British regions ranked by time taken for homes to go under offer 

Rank

British Region

Average days to secure an offer

Average property value (October 2018)

1

Scotland

38

£189,808

2

West Midlands

38

£228,877

3

East Midlands

40

£216,425

4

Yorkshire and The Humber

46

£177,668

5

South West England

47

£299,936

6

East of England

49

£354,918

7

North West England

49

£194,346

8

South East England

50

£405,874

9

London

54

£651,033

10

North East England

54

£189,071

11

Wales

55

£186,098

Source: Zoopla October 2018

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