Estate agents Rettie & Co have launched a new guide for those seeking to buy into housing north of the Border and have predicted prices will continue to grow in the coming months.
The latest issue of their new residential investment market briefing focused on the capital and says that there has been a surge in investors snapping up property as the demand for houses for rent is currently outstripping supply.
The report is the latest sign in an upturn in the housing market, following five years of slow growth in the wake of the global financial crisis.
The firm says that investment is already happening across the city on both a small and large scale, particularly close to Edinburgh City Centre.
Demand is being fuelled by a growth in Edinburgh's population, especially among those aged 18 to 35, thanks to the number of students in the city.
Rents rose by 4% on average last year but the popularity of some areas has seen double-digit increases.