Footnotes to the Home buying truths page:

* Research carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Barratt Homes, August 2014, among UK 2,000; additional research carried out by SIRC on behalf of Barratt Homes, August 2014, among 2,000 UK adults. 

** The national average of 25.5 minutes is the median of the ‘21-30 mins’ which was the highest selected option (18.2%) in response to the question: How long did you spend viewing your home before you bought it (to the nearest minute)?, in a national survey carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Barratt Homes in August 2014, among 2,000 UK adults. 

*** ONS 2013 average UK house price is £250,000; decision cost of a new home calculation: average property cost (£250,000) divided by time spent viewing a property (25.5 minutes) = £9,804. 

**** Based on the average time spent during c.500 independent mystery shop customers who intended to purchase a Barratt Home before and during reservation 2014.