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‘It’s about prioritising on home improvements’

‘It’s about prioritising on home improvements’

New homeowner Christina Neal looks at what home improvements will add value to the price of a property and why you don’t need to spend a fortune renovating your home. I bought my three-bedroom end of terrace house in the summer. I had been renting it for almost four...

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‘Why rent if you can buy?’

‘Why rent if you can buy?’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about why renting didn't suit her and thinking ahead when you purchase your next property. I keep hearing the media question whether the housing bubble is set to burst, and yet prices keep going up. Since June 2020, the average...

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‘I’ve finally found the right home for me’

‘I’ve finally found the right home for me’

Buying a property is a big deal. You may be in a hurry to become a homeowner, but it’s so easy to get it wrong if you act in haste. Christina Neal looks back on bad property decisions she has made in the past and what she has learned about buying a place. I found my...

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‘I’ve got used to staying at home’

‘I’ve got used to staying at home’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about why home is where the heart is (even without restrictions).   How’s your social life been lately? Are you getting out and about again? I’ve surprised myself. Now that the world has opened up and we can freely head...

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‘How am I going to afford a place in London?’

‘How am I going to afford a place in London?’

Prospective first-time buyer Isaac Williams talks about why he wants to buy a place in London, despite the cost. For its many flaws – social inequality, the Central Line, house prices, to name a few –London is a special place to live. It’s the greenest major city in...

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‘I’m more productive working from home’

‘I’m more productive working from home’

We all got used to being at home more during the pandemic, but what if your house is also your permanent place of work? Our content manager Christina Neal talks about why she loves working from home. The topic of working from home was prominent in the news last week...

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‘Do I really need a summerhouse?’

‘Do I really need a summerhouse?’

Christina Neal talks about the appealing idea of a summerhouse and the inevitable debates about what it would be used for in her home… I like the sun. And frankly, we don’t get enough of it in this country, so when it does make an appearance, I like to make the most...

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‘Renting later in life is more common than I realised’

‘Renting later in life is more common than I realised’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about how she thought she was too old to be renting and how she got back on the property ladder in her fifties. I’m still waking most days unable to fully comprehend the fact that I’m a property owner again. My house purchase...

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‘It’s easy to spend, spend, spend’

‘It’s easy to spend, spend, spend’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about what it’s like to buy an old Victorian property that needs a bit of work. I have an unnerving feeling that being the new owner of an old house is going to be a bit of a learning curve. Don’t get me wrong. I love my old...

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‘I’m putting my stamp on my new home’

‘I’m putting my stamp on my new home’

Content writer Christina Neal talks about how becoming a homeowner has inspired her to take an interest in gardening and think about some decorating (much to her surprise). I shocked myself today. I got up on this sunny Saturday morning and cut the grass. It may not...

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