Sell your house in Edinburgh Fast

Sophisticated, cultural and historical: just a few words that are often used to describe Scotland’s beautiful capital. We’ve purchased hundreds of homes in Edinburgh throughout our 45 years and know the city like the back of our hand! If you live in Edinburgh and want a fast house sale, then simply fill out our form to get in touch.

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With so many things going on, Edinburgh rivals London for history, bars, culture and shopping. Yet whilst the city has a seemingly never-ending list of things to explore, access to the countryside and beaches are surprisingly easy, just a short car or train ride away. Plus, Glasgow is easily accessible, at an hour’s drive down the M8; and if you fancy crossing over the border into England, you can reach Carlisle, Newcastle and Sunderland in two and a half hours or less. If you’re considering making the move to Edinburgh, then read on, to discover average costs of living here, as well as the best places to buy, and the top things to do.

Average costs for Edinburgh

  • Monthly transport pass: £58.75
  • Cappuccino: £2.72
  • Pint of beer: £3.90
  • Three course meal for two people: £40
  • Monthly gym membership: £24.62

Best areas to live in Edinburgh

Whether you’re looking for a leafy suburb that’s perfect for raising a family, a tranquil beach paradise, or a busy high street vibe, rest assured there’s the perfect place in Edinburgh for you to settle down in.


Located 4 miles west of Edinburgh city centre, Corstorphine is well-connected, with regular buses running through to the centre and the airport. St. John’s Road is lined with an abundance of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops; and Corstorphine is highly rated amongst families, due to its excellent schools. Close to Edinburgh Zoo and Corstorphine Hill, the average value of homes here stand at £407,105.


Situated by the sea, the long stretch of golden sand is lined with an array of cafés and bars, which makes it extremely popular with day trippers. Just a 15-minute drive from Edinburgh city centre, Portobello is close to the action, whilst retaining a close, community feel. Expect to pay around £279,987 for a property in this sought-after location.


A little over 2 miles out of the centre of Edinburgh, Leith is home to the port, and has transformed over the years from an industrial hub, to one of the most desirable places to live in Edinburgh. Properties here are slightly cheaper, at £234,529 on average, yet you’ll have Michelin-star restaurants on your doorstep, as well as some great bars and shops.


Situated 5 miles south-west of Edinburgh city centre, Colinton is an excellent area for families. The nearby Pentland Hills boass spectacular views, whilst Blackford Hill and The Hermitage provide lots of great walking opportunities. Colinton is also home to some of Edinburgh’s best schools, which is perhaps why properties here command a higher average price, at £393,753.


Popular with students, couples and young professionals, Newington is close to both the university, Arthur’s Seat, and the Meadows. Newington’s main street, South Clerk Street, is full of charming boutiques and quirky eateries, yet the bars of Edinburgh are just a 10-minute taxi ride away. With average property prices costing £385,751, you’ll find a combination of new and old-build flats, as well as spacious semi-detached homes.

Things to do in Edinburgh

As Scotland’s capital, there are SO many things to do in this beautiful city, that we’re not even able to scratch the surface! But one thing’s for sure: if you choose to live in Edinburgh, you could probably spend a year of weekends exploring, and not have to visit the same place twice!

Visit the iconic castle

If you’re considering moving to Edinburgh, one of the first things you’ll likely do is visit the castle. The oldest surviving part (St. Margaret’s Chapel) dates back to the 12th century, and at 1pm, you’ll see a gun salute that can be heard throughout the city. Once you’ve climbed to the top of the castle, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of all of Edinburgh.

Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail crawl

Scotland may be known for its whisky, but Edinburgh does cocktail bars extremely well. Whether you’re looking for a chic, sophisticated hangout, or a more mysterious, hideaway haunt, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for. And if you’re a sucker for a secret bar, see if you can spot the one hidden behind a barber shop façade, or the one that poses as a private detective agency.

Discover the nearby beaches

It doesn’t take long to escape the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, with the calm, relaxed atmosphere of the nearby beaches just a short drive away. Portobello is the closest, with its long sandy stretch of promenade; but Cramond is close too, as is the privately owned Seacliff Beach, which is perfect for picnics.

Climb Arthur’s Seat

Situated in Hollyrood Park, you can climb up this extinct volcano in around 45 minutes; and once you have, you’ll no doubt want to sit back, relax, and take in the views of the city, including Edinburgh castle. There are lots of different walking routes around and up Arthur’s Seat, so you can pick one depending on how easy (or hard!) you want it to be.

Spook yourself out on a ghost tour

Edinburgh claims to be one of the most haunted cities in the UK, so why not see if you can spot a ghost or ghoul on one of the several tours that roam the city? Some tours will even take you into the underground vaults, where you’ll get to hear the spooky goings-on that have taken place around the city. Beware: you may need a wee dram of whisky to calm your nerves after!

The Good Move difference...

At Good Move, we’re dedicated to helping homeowners in Edinburgh – and all over Scotland – sell their home quickly and smoothly, regardless of the property’s condition or location.


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7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300
7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

As the most regulated cash house buyer in the UK, if you want a fast house sale in Edinburgh, we can help. Not only are we a member of the NAPB, we’re also regulated by The Property Ombudsman, RICS and NAEA; so you can rest assured that the house selling process will run smoothly and safely with us.

How to sell your house fast in Edinburgh

There are loads of reasons why you might want to sell your house in Edinburgh fast: perhaps you’re stuck in a broken chain and want to move into your dream home, you may be going through a difficult divorce, or want to avoid repossession. Whatever your reason for a quick house sale, we can help.


Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the fastest way to sell my house in Edinburgh?

    Selling your house through a traditional estate agent or via auction can take time. The quickest way is to use a cash house buyer like ourselves. We’ve bought a range of houses of all sizes and conditions in Edinburgh, and could purchase your property in as quickly as 7 days.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    Depending on your circumstances, we could purchase your home in as little as 7 days, although on average, the sale will be completed in 21 days – but we’ll work to a timeframe that suits you.

  • Which areas in Edinburgh do you buy houses?

    We buy properties all over Edinburgh. Whether you live in the city centre, or one of the suburbs – from Leith to Portobello and much more – simply get in touch with us to get the ball rolling.

  • Can I get an online quote to sell my house fast?

    If you want to sell your property in Edinburgh fast, simply fill out our online form. We just need a few details, and we’ll call you back in 24 hours, with a free cash offer.

  • How long does it take to sell a house in 2021?

    Whilst the housing market has started to move fast, going down the traditional route of an estate agent can take several months, and it’s impossible to say just how long it would take to sell your house in Edinburgh. However, if you sell your property with us, you’ll have the cash in your bank in 21 days or less.