22.03.2012 - UK: Property sales rise in February, Revenue says
The number of homes sold in the UK rose slightly in February, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said. There were 65,000 completed sales, up by 7% from January and 18% higher than a year ago. The figures show little evidence of any rush by first-time buyers to beat the reintroduction of stamp duty on 24 March on homes worth 250,000 or less. But they chime with other data on mortgage lending which suggests that the market is staging a mild pick-up...............................................Full Article: Source
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