Country Market Comment – HMRC have stated that at least 15,700 buyers overpaid stamp duty last year. Are homeowners making incorrect assumptions about purchase costs?

London Market Comment – Despite headlines suggesting otherwise, London first quarter results for Jackson-Stops are up on last year. How have they made this happen?

New Homes & Development Comment –  Should you consider self-build? Historically 10% of all new build house has been in a self build project, however interest in self-build is growing from both the well-heeled and those starting out.

Private Finance Comment – The position for first time buyers is improving with better mortgage products, slower price growth and stamp duty concessions. A mortgage broker can prove invaluable in helping select your mortgage product, including the Help to Buy options available.

Alex James  – Bass player in Blur talks about why home, for him, is wherever his family is.

Read a series of fascinating articles about the UK property market, contained in the latest Jackson-Stops Market Review available to download here.

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