Sales of £1m+ houses rise by 12%.

23 November 2016

According to a recent report by Lloyds Bank the number of £1M+ house sales rose by 12% in the first half of 2016 compared with the previous year, a report has suggested.

Lloyds found the average price of a home sold above £1m has dropped by £135,251 between 2014 and 2016. The bank said the price drop was partly due to a reduction in sales at the higher end of the market.

The research found 6,684 homes were sold for at least £1m during the first six months of 2016, a 12% rise on the 5,946 sold in the same period in 2015.

The report said the average price of a property selling for more than £1m had dropped from £1,862,578 to £1,727,327 over a two-year period.

Changes in stamp duty in late 2014 made it more expensive for buyers to purchase a home which was worth more than £937,500.

The largest number of purchases took place in London where there were 4,238 sales of million-pound properties. 

If you have a few million going spare and are looking to buy in the capital The Telegraph has published an eye watering list of ‘London’s most expensive properties’ currently for sale. 

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