Footnotes to the Home buying advice page:

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

** The research was carried out by One Poll on behalf of Barratt Homes, in Aug 2014 among 2,000 adults. Additional research carried out by SIRC on behalf of Barratt Homes, Aug 2014, among 2,000 UK adults. 

*** The ONS 2013 average house price is £250,000 

**** The decision cost of a new home was calculated as follows - average cost of a property (£250,000) divided by time spent viewing a property (average of 25 minutes and 30 seconds) = £9,804 

***** Survey conducted by ComRes on behalf of Barratt Homes, 2012 

****** Costs based upon the comparison of a new build four-bed detached house built to 2010 regulations vs. Victorian property (upgraded with modern-day improvements). An upgraded Victorian home means one which has the following improvements over original build specification: 200mm loft insulation, double glazing to half of all windows, a 72% efficient (non-condensing) gas boiler and insulated hot water cylinder. Source: Zero Carbon Hub and NHBC Foundation 2012.