Following the property market is almost a national sport at this point. Every week or two some company will release their latest "house price index" showing the latest ups and downs in the property market, and every time the media will jump all over it.
Why? Well, because we just seem to love reading about it.
It's not entirely surprising though: Buying a home is one of the biggest investments we'll ever make. Seeing that investment go up in value can be exciting and rewarding... As for when prices are falling, there's nothing we love to hate more than bad news, so we lapt hat up too.
In other words, the flood of property market news isn't going anywhere any time soon.
Buying property is a pricey thing to do at the best of times, and having to pay Stamp Duty too certainly doesn't help! But what is Stamp Duty? And how much is it? When do you pay it, and how do you pay it? Is there any way to avoid paying stamp duty? We've covered all that for you here in our handy guide. Read on for more.