By Daniel Hunter

Figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) show that home sales experienced their typical new year dip.

However, transactions in the first month of the year were higher than any January since 2008.

There were 64,000 UK property sales during the month, down from 86,000 in December, according to HMRC

This total was higher than the 52,000 sales seen in January 2011.

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