Property news: Halifax to help FTB with stamp duty costs
Halifax pledge to pay 50% of stamp duty costs for all FTB and home movers
One of the UK’s leading home lenders had today (Wednesday 02 May) promised to pay 50% of stamp duty costs for all first time buyers and home movers.
It says the plan is a sign of further commitment to helping first time buyers and home owners and it will apply to those buying properties up to the value of £250,000. Read more on this story
Parking mad: the £525,000 garage
Proof, if it were needed, that the property market in London’s poshest neighbourhoods is a law unto itself comes in the form of a press release from estate agents WA Ellis. The Knightsbridge agent is marketing a garage located “moments away from Harrods”. A prime location, so you might expect a premium price – and you won’t be disappointed. Read more on this story
Property prices: house sales registered in March
High-end property sales dipped in March, the month that George Osborne announced a new stamp duty charge on houses worth £2m or more. Take a look at house sales in your area with this information graphic. Read more on this story