It was Ian Rankin who once noted: “Edinburgh isn’t so much a city, more a way of life.” And it’s that enviable way of life that makes the city such a draw for investors and renters alike.

Property investment is all about timing. And now is a great time to invest in property in Scotland’s capital.

Against the odds, Edinburgh has had an impressive 12 months in terms of investment. The city’s property market has held firm and buy-to-let apartments remain profitable investments.

The trick, however, is knowing where to find the best in Edinburgh’s investment opportunities. Here are two prime developments that will give you (and your tenants) precisely what you’ve been looking for.

CALA Homes, Waterfront Plaza: The ultimate Leith lifestyle

When The Sunday Times named Leith the best place to live in Scotland, it called the district ‘a breath of fresh air’. That’s also a fitting description for CALA’s Waterfront Plaza development in the vibrant Shore area.
This collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments has it all, from flexible living areas and off-street parking, to stylish interiors and high-spec finishes.

But there’s more to a successful rental property than the apartment itself – you need the outside space to be desirable too. Waterfront Plaza – as the name suggests – goes all out on location. As well as balconies and terraces, the development comes with relaxing communal gardens and easy access to walking and cycle routes.

Residents also benefit from excellent public transport links (including the tram extension into Leith) and the development is just a short stroll away from the buzz of restaurants, bars, and shops.

CALA Homes, Boroughmuir: Historic architecture, dynamic living

Finding the right mix of contemporary living space and historic architecture isn’t always easy. But Boroughmuir, in the stylish neighbourhood of Bruntsfield, gives investors just that combination.

The 1900s building remains largely untouched on the outside but has been completely transformed on the inside. The modern one, two, and three-bedroom apartments combine character with innovative design, showcasing open-plan living, high ceilings, and innovative mezzanines.

The development also has bedrooms that can be tailored to the individual, whether that’s for sleep, work, exercise or something else.

Outside, residents can access a private courtyard, allocated off-street parking with EV charging access and a vibrant high street right on their doorstep. Boroughmuir is also just a short walk from the city centre, train station, university, and nearby parks.

Attractive rental yields and homes tenants will find hard to resist – it’s a win-win.

Looking for a smarter investment? Ask CALA Homes

If you’re interested in investing in a contemporary apartment in the property hotspots of Leith or Bruntsfield, you can’t afford to hang around. These are two of Edinburgh’s most desirable residential locations.

Current prices for apartments at Waterfront Plaza start at £298,000 with an estimated monthly rent of £900 to £1,500. Meanwhile, apartments at Boroughmuir start from £375,000 with an estimated monthly rental price of £1,100 to £1,895.

Attractive rental yields and homes tenants will find hard to resist – it’s a win-win.

Book your virtual guided tour now

CALA's virtual guided tours service make viewing either of these developments really simple, while being remotely accompanied by a member of their experienced Sales Team. These comprehensive tours let you explore the apartments in every last detail, and you’ll have an expert on hand to answer any questions.

At Waterfront Plaza and Boroughmuir you can expect a healthy return, while your tenants can enjoy stylish interiors, private outdoor space and convenient locations.

To discover more, get in touch with the team at CALA Homes. To book a socially distanced viewing – simply select the development of your choice, and register your interest.