Newer vs Older

Buying a home – new versus old Buying a house is not only about price You want a place where you and your family will feel comfortable, so the neighbourhood, the access to shops and perhaps public transport, the maintenance costs and the amount of space you get for your money are all important considerations…

Getting a Survey

Getting a Survey – Surveys explained. House buyers are advised to have a mortgage in place before they start looking for suitable properties. Usually this will be an “agreement in principle” which says the buyer is eligible for a mortgage and will give a maximum on the amount that can be borrowed. The next step…

What Is Stamp Duty?

What Is Stamp Duty? What is stamp duty and why do I have to pay it? Historically Stamp Duty in the UK dates back to the 1600s, but the current system really began in the 1950s. Strictly speaking, it is a tax on written legal documents that are required to have an official “stamp” to…

House Prices

Marks and Mann House Prices. House prices are rising faster in the East of England than anywhere else in the UK New figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that average house prices for the year up to July 2015 have risen faster in the East of England than anywhere else in…