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PROPERTY MARKET SEES SPRING BOUNCE ACCORDING TO HMRC

The number of homes sold in the UK rose sharply in March as the typical spring bounce took hold, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said. There were 74,000 completed sales during the month, up from 63,000 the previous month, the figures show. The pick-up could also be a sign that...

BEST MARCH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS

Interest in the housing market edged up in March according to a new survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said that, compared with February, 9% more surveyors reported an increase in inquiries from potential buyers. Rics said the warmer weather encouraged...

HOUSE PRICES BROADLY STABLE SAYS HALIFAX

House prices are "broadly stable", the Halifax says, despite recording a 2.2% rise in March. The lender says the current very low level of sales means that prices are volatile from month to month. However, in the past three months, prices have dropped by just 0.1% and...