Midlothian is nestled between the bustling city of Edinburgh and the sleepy towns of the Scottish Borders, making it a popular place for people seeking the best of both worlds. ESPC have a wide variety of properties for sale across Midlothian. Below we've compiled a comprehensive guide to help you decide if living in Midlothian to the right decision for you. 

Midlothian at a glance*

Average selling price
Median time to sell
25 days
Average % of Home Report achieved
Most popular property type
3 bedroom house

To find out more about the local market, contact your local ESPC agent today. Find an agent

* Figures are based on properties marketed and sold through ESPC. Home Report valuations relate to properties where the Home Report was available on espc.com. Figures relate to the 3 month period ending on 30/09/2023

What it is like to live in Midlothian

Steeped in history, Midlothian is a popular area which is located just 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and offers a great location with picturesque villages such as Auchendinny and Roslin, and modern housing developments.

Bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothianand the Scottish Borders it offers an ideal location for family living, which has a number of primary and secondary schools and places of interest suitable for family entertainment such as Midlothian Snowsports Centre and Vogrie Country Park.

There are a number of leisure centres and pools in the area as well as beautiful areas for outdoor activities, such as the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Retail needs are catered for with many large supermarkets, and a retail park with many high street brands.

Midlothian offers an excellent mix between rural living with the services and facilities of Scotland's Capital close to hand.

Is now a good time to sell my home in Midlothian?

Ultimately, your personal circumstances will be the main factor to determine whether now is the best time for you to sell your property. The Midlothian property market has remained busy throughout recent months, with strong demand from prospective home buyers.

Useful data to pay attention to that will help you understand how the Midlothian market is performing includes:

  • Average selling price - this gives you a guide as to the amount that properties have been selling for recently
  • Median time to sell – this explains how quickly properties are going under offer in this area
  • Average % of Home Report achieved – this lets you know, on average, how much above or below the Home Report valuation properties are selling for in this area
  • Most popular property type – this can give you an idea of the types of properties that people are most frequently buying in this area

You can find details on these above, or if you would prefer you can contact a local ESPC solicitor agent. They are uniquely placed to help you navigate the local property market.

How to sell a property in Midlothian

The first step to selling your home is to get it valued; this will give you a good indication of how much it might sell for.

During the home valuation the ESPC solicitor estate agent will be able to talk you through all the steps to selling a home in Midlothian.

Once you’ve appointed your selling agent they will navigate you through the process including preparing your home for sale, organising a Home Report, taking professional photos, marketing your property, negotiating the offers made on your home and concluding the missives (the legal aspects of your sale).


How to buy a property in Midlothian

You can find the latest houses and flats for sale in Midlothian here.

ESPC advertises lots of homes for sale in Midlothian 72 hours before other property websites, meaning you can find houses and flats for sale here, before anyone else!

We can also send the latest Midlothian properties direct to your inbox, simply sign up to a My ESPC account, tell us your search criteria, your wants and needs and we’ll email you when homes are listed that match what you are looking for.

Once you’ve found your dream home, your ESPC solicitor agent can guide you through all the steps of buying a house or flat, such as putting in an offer and completing all the legal aspects of your purchase.


How to find a solicitor in Midlothian

You can Search our directory of local ESPC solicitor agents here.

Simply type in Midlothian, or your local town or village, such as Dalkeith or Bonnyrigg, and we’ll give you the contact details and all the information you need on the agent.


Where to live in Midlothian

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