HOUSE prices in Dunfermline are on the up, according to the latest figures.

ESPC's House Price report for April revealed the average cost of a home has risen by 6.4 per cent, from £153,500 last year to £163,343 in the period between February and April this year.

The picture isn't as good in West Fife and Kinross where the price has fallen by 4.4 per cent to £160,321.

Across East Central Scotland, the average increased by 3.9 per cent to £245,208 and the sales volume increased by eight per cent.

The number of homes coming to market increased by three percent and the average percentage of Home Report valuation achieved was 102.7 per cent compared to 103.7 per cent during the same period last year.

The median time to sell in East Central Scotland was 26 days during these three months, which was four days slower than last year. A total of 27.3 per cent of sales during this period had a closing date compared to 31.1 per cent last year.

ESPC business analyst Jamie Fraser-Davidson said they had seen a significant increase in sales volume which was a result of the increase in properties coming to market over recent months.

“While we have seen a slight increase in the number of homes coming to market over the last three months compared to last year, this increase is much smaller than in previous months," he said.

"It is possible that the continuing uncertainty over Brexit is starting to affect seller confidence. However, the rising selling prices and sales volume indicates buyer demand is still reasonably strong."