‘2021 was the year I became a homeowner again’

‘2021 was the year I became a homeowner again’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about how lucky she feels to have bought her own property this year. I feel very fortunate to look back on 2021 as the year I became a homeowner again. I had been renting the house I now own for almost four years, and I didn’t...
‘I want to make my move onto the property ladder’

‘I want to make my move onto the property ladder’

Despite friends in the pub arguing about what’s happening in the property market, prospective first-time buyer Isaac Williams is keen to stop renting and buy his first home… Nobody really knows what the housing market is doing, do they? For every expert (Dave at the...
‘I’d rather be patient than do DIY’

‘I’d rather be patient than do DIY’

About to buy a property or in the market for some home renovations? Our content manager, Christina Neal, has noticed that tradespeople seem to be busier than ever, but would still rather wait than attempt anything herself. A valuable nugget of info for first-time...
‘I plan to pay off my mortgage early’

‘I plan to pay off my mortgage early’

Our content manager Christina Neal talks about her goal to clear her mortgage sooner rather than later. It’s been almost six months since I went from renting to owning the house I have lived in for over four years. I’ve been thinking about how fortunate I am to become...
‘My mortgage payments could be less than my rent’

‘My mortgage payments could be less than my rent’

Prospective first-time buyer Isaac Williams talks about having his first consultation with one of our mortgage advisers, James Watson, and reveals what he learned… (hint: it was good news). After months of guesswork and questionable calculations, it turns out my...
‘I’m in dire need of some double glazing’

‘I’m in dire need of some double glazing’

New homeowner Christina Neal talks about the challenges of living on a busy main road in a house with drafty windows… I’m already plotting my next move. House move that is. I love my house, and it was a real achievement to be able to buy it this summer after renting...