The former home of novelist Michael Peterson — the home where Kathleen Peterson died in 2001 and the home featured in the Netflix documentary series “The Staircase” — is once again up for sale.
The 9,372-square-foot house on a sprawling 3.4-acre lot in the heart of Durham is listed for sale at $1.9 million. That’s in line with the tax value of the home, listed by the Durham County Tax Administration at $1,937,733. Tax records show that the current owner is Biond Fury, a clairvoyant and medium from New York.
The five-bedroom mansion, built in 1940, has become a point of interest for true-crime devotees and viewers of the popular Netflix documentary series “The Staircase.” A large portion of the first eight episodes of “The Staircase” were set at the Peterson home.
Michael Peterson told police he was sitting by the pool at 1810 Cedar St. on the night of
In his mini-Budget on Wednesday, Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pulled a green rabbit out of his hat. The Green Homes Grant scheme will see thousands of households receive vouchers worth up to £5,000 to make environmentally friendly home improvements.
The scheme will offer householders up to £5,000 to spend on energy efficiency improvements – such as insulation, low-energy lighting, double glazing and energy-efficient doors – which could help save up to £300-a-year on fuel bills. We don’t yet know the fine details of what measures will be approved under the scheme, but, according to the Treasury, the Government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of the energy saving home improvements.
So if giving your home a ‘eco-makeover’ costs £6,000, the Government will pay £4,000.
Green buildings experts have cautiously
(Bloomberg Opinion) — The English are obsessed with owning property but Boris Johnson’s government worries that they’ve not been buying nearly enough houses lately. As elsewhere, the U.K. housing market was put into suspended animation for several weeks to help contain Covid-19.
Now Johnson’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak, apparently plans to put a rocket under the market by temporarily scrapping transaction taxes — known as “stamp duty” — for homes that cost less than 500,000 pounds ($628,000), according to newspaper reports. The change would apply to England and Northern Ireland (Wales and Scotland have separate rules) and it’s possible the threshold and eligibility requirements could still change.
High transaction taxes constrain labor-market mobility, making people think twice before buying a property so they can switch jobs. They also stop elderly people from downsizing to smaller homes, which is a problem for a country that doesn’t have enough housing supply.
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