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Scottish house costs and product sales look set to keep rising in the 1st quarter of 2016, according to a new report.
Rising demand from potential buyers and a small escalation in properties coming on the market generated an increase in newly-agreed product sales last month.
The Royal organization of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) described industry as "unusually buoyant" in December.
The organisation said its people anticipated the trend to carry on into the short-term at the least.
The Rics UNITED KINGDOM domestic marketplace review discovered that a net stability of 35per cent of Scottish surveyors questioned forecast an increase in transactions between January and March.
An overall total web balance of 24per cent of surveyors in addition anticipated average prices to increase this one-fourth.
But Rics warned offer was still failing woefully to satisfy demand over the housing industry.
Sarah Speirs, manager of Rics in Scotland, said: "The Scottish housing industry has actually experienced an unusually buoyant December, with development in deals, need and a tiny escalation in properties coming onto the market.
"Despite this growth in brand-new guidelines, the persistent shortage of housing offer in Scotland will continue to end up in rising house costs and rents across the country.
"To remedy the shortage, Scottish federal government policy is, and a lot of time was, directed at encouraging demand and, much more crucially, the new-build marketplace and residence ownership."
Throughout 2015, surveyors reported virtually consistent growth in rates and this continued into December, with a net stability of 29per cent more participants reporting a growth in-house prices.
Rics recently established a document which is designed to notify governmental functions associated with the role home performs in driving Scotland's economic growth ahead of the Scottish parliamentary elections in May.
Ms Speirs included: "The suggestions within this report focus mainly on important types of increasing supply and keeping present housing stock to provide a robust, renewable method of address Scotland's current housing industry requires."