14:02 PM, 29th May 2012, About 10 years ago
The cheapest homes in England and Wales were sold for just £8,000 in April, according to the latest Land Registry data.
Two homes sold for £8,000 out of more than 51,000 that changed hands.
One was a terraced house in Avondale Street, Colne, Lancashire – reputedly one of the cheapest streets for homes in the UK.
The other home selling for just £8,000 was a flat in Duke Street, Plymouth, Devon.
Four homes sold for less than £10,000 – the others were a £8,500 flat in Shaftesbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex, and a £8,650 semi-detached house in Lingard Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, that last sold for £119,950 in 2003.
The most expensive home was a seven-bedroom house in the exclusive The Boltons, Kensington, which sold for £54.95 million.
The next most expensive homes sold went for £13 million – one in Lyall Street, Westminster, London, and the other in Old Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey.
Eight homes changed hands for £1 million or more in April.
Other key points from the data include:
Overall, according to Land Registry data, April house prices were down 0.3% on March and 1% on 12 months earlier, with an average house price of £160,417.
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