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Find a Home in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city in Scotland that beautifully blends old Celtic traditions with a modern way of life. Home to a university and plenty of industry, Edinburgh is a popular place to live and is experiencing more and more people from around the world flocking to live there. But how do you find a home in Edinburgh the easy way? If you're not familiar with the area it can be a little bit problematic, but it doesn't have to be! Today, we're going to give you some useful tips to find a home in Edinburgh; just keep on reading!


Edinburgh is a city in Scotland that beautifully blends old Celtic traditions with a modern way of life. Home to a university and plenty of industry, Edinburgh is a popular place to live and is experiencing more and more people from around the world flocking to live there. But how do you find a home in Edinburgh the easy way? If you’re not familiar with the area it can be a little bit problematic, but it doesn’t have to be! Today, we’re going to give you some useful tips to find a home in Edinburgh; just keep on reading!

Find a home in Edinburgh

You can buy or rent a property as you prefer in Edinburgh, or take a look at SpareRoom to find someone to share a property with, if you’d prefer! One thing that it’s important to note, though, is that although it’s not one of the major UK cities, being a city will make it more difficult to find a home in. Here are a few things you can do to help you find a property more easily:

  • get in touch with a local Real Estate Agent, such as Knight Frank, and take advantage of their local knowledge and expertise to help you find a place to live that you’re sure to absolutely love.
  • do plenty of research; living closer to the centre of the city will cost you more money, whereas living further away may make it difficult for you to get into the city – weigh up the pros and cons of this and decide what is best for you.
  • make sure you’re prepared! Competition for great properties can be strong, and you don’t want to miss out just because you’re less well prepared than someone else. Make sure you’ve got your deposit and first month’s rent ready in advance, double check you’ve got someone to act as a guarantor for you, as many private landlords will ask for this, and be sure all your paperwork is in order when you approach about a property. Something to note is the price of Agent’s fees – many people fail to take these fees into account when looking for a property and can end up with an unpleasant surprise, as the fees are not inconsiderable.

Beyond this, it’s the usual things you need to consider: what you’re looking for in your property; whether you’d be willing to share with a flatmate; your budget; how close to the city you’re looking to live, and things like that.

Real Estate, redefined

When you’re looking for a new home, why waste time trawling through endless listings when we here at Domobase can connect you directly with the people that matter in your home hunting process? We connect you with the very finest Real Estate Agents and Landlords in the area you’d like to move to, and all you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile! After that, we’ll pass your details on to up to three Real Estate professionals, and they’ll get in contact within a few days to help you find your new home.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.