The company also hailed as a "big development" a new Scottish Government-backed scheme to give prospective homeowners access to 95% loan-to-value mortgages.
Barratt's pre-tax profit leapt a better-than-expected 159% to £110.7 million in the year to the end of June on a 14% rise in revenue to £2.3 billion.
Earnings were boosted as Barratt built on cheaper land to increase profit margins and, UK-wide, it completed 12,637 sales, against 11,078 the previous year.
Doug McLeod, regional director for Barratt Homes Scotland, said: "Is the market difficult across the board? Yes. But I would say there are regional variations in Scotland, the Aberdeen market being the strongest, Edinburgh and surrounding area being the next in line and the west coast of Scotland remaining very challenging."
Sales in Scotland totalled £165m during the year as house sales rose around 20% on the 800 completions on the year before.
Barratt plans to build on that with the opening of between 12 and 14 sites in the coming year, totalling 1212 new homes.
Mr McLeod said: "That shows the confidence and the commitment we have to the Scottish market and how we are looking to grow the business."
Barratt, which is Britain's biggest housebuilder by volume, said the developments would help to secure hundreds of jobs.
Mr McLeod said: "The fact that we are starting new sites is good news for local sub-contractors and the supply chain."
Mr McLeod said that in Aberdeen and Edinburgh there remains strong demand for new city centre apartments.
But in the west he said demand for flats has "slowed considerably" due to the relatively high level of deposits being required by lenders for such developments leading Barratt to focus on building family homes.
Barratt is one of a dozen housebuilders to sign up to the Scottish Government-backed MI New Home scheme, which Mr McLeod said is a "big development" for the Scottish housing market.
Under MI New Home, each housebuilder puts aside some of the sale price for each home into an indemnity fund.
If the property is repossessed and sold for less than the amount of the outstanding mortgage within seven years, the lender can recover some of its loss from the fund.
When the indemnity set aside by the builder is exhausted, the Scottish Government provides a further guarantee to an agreed level.
Mr McLeod said: "Our customers have been struggling to save deposits due to loan-to-value mortgages being as low as 80% so the home building industry very much welcome and support the Scottish Government's MI New Home initiative."
Barratt said it plans to pay a dividend in 2013 for the first time in five years although this would be at a "conservative" level.
The company, which aims to be debt free by the end of its 2015 financial year, said net debt halved in the year to £167.7m.
"Trading for the 2013 financial year has started soundly and the group should see further improvement in net margins as the percentage of new land increases," said Panmure Gordon analyst Rachel Applegate.
Barratt's shares closed down 10.9p or 6.4% at 158.8p, on what analysts said was profit taking.
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