Aileen Campbell pledged the Scottish Government will bring forward legislation after 82% of those who took part in a consultation backed the change.
Housing Market Hit By Referendum
Uncertainty over the referendum outcome saw the Scottish housing market stall in September as reported demand dropped to the lowest level for 20 months.
A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found the number of new homes coming onto the market also dipped.
House prices remained positive, however, with respondents reporting a growth in momentum in Scotland over the last three months.
RICS said any disruption caused by the independence vote was likely to be temporary.
Director Sarah Speirs said: "The effects of the referendum appeared particularly significant to the housing market during September, with a considerable drop in the number of interested buyers and stock coming onto the market.
"Looking ahead, we expect to see an increase in supply and demand as the market settles, but with interest rates still at historically low levels and long-term house price expectations positive, households are not under any real economic pressure to sell. Next year we expect the house price outlook to be far more subdued.''
Surveyors noted the "continued positive impact'' of the Home Report on the housing market in Scotland, with 70% of respondents reporting that it has reduced the need for multiple surveys.
The lettings market, meanwhile, continued to see a steady growth in demand, RICS said.
Kevin MacDonald, of Graham + Sibbald chartered surveyors in Inverness, said: "With the outcome of the referendum decided it is now time to regroup and build upon the improvements seen in the market during the earlier part of 2014.
"Stability and security will be key factors to help maintain an active market through the winter.''
Police Scotland's nationwide campaign will work to reduce alcohol-related attacks, weapon use and anti-social behaviour.
Passengers reported long queues in the terminal building and pictures on social media showed the security hall in near darkness.
The charity has handled 2,500 counselling sessions in the last three years while centres in Glasgow and Aberdeen have dealt with 159 calls on the subject from children in the last year.
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