No 2 houses are the same

Not often 2 house are for sale in the same road, with their open weekends falling on the same date. We had now honed into a town 2 miles outside of our ideal due to the extra space we could achieve for our budget by not being so location specific. This time I couldn’t even muster…

Dream house vs Real house

I think my fellow passengers on the train must have thought I was going to exhaust Tinder the way I rapidly swiped-right hunched over my phone during every commute for months **right swipe-no. right swipe-no. right swipe-no** Clearly it was housing apps I was addicted to.  They were my only focus during any spare time. Then the…

Location location location

We had sold the flat in Brixton, London and were making weekly trips to the Home Counties to view properties. I was excited/nervous, many emotions until I attended an Open Day Very few properties in our budget  (let alone that we liked!) held regular appointments.  All were open to view for one weekend only when…

JAPANESSE KNOTWEED!?

It looks like just a load of tall, bamboo-type stalks but it is something that is rapiding growing in the UK. I had no idea what or how serious it was until the surveyor for our buyers, marched me outside, flipped to a page in his horticultural handbook and stabbed his pen at a picture…

The search area

It started for me very simply, in deciding what we needed from a new area outside of the big smoke. In terms of area we wanted, this changed by the time we bought so bear in mind to keep an open one when it comes to locations. You should decide on the things that you…

How to help sell your property

It’s definitely a mash up of emotions when you’re desperate for someone to love your flat as much as you do- only for them to pick holes in the things they think look shabby and negotiate down what they deem is its worth. I remember a lot of viewings took place over my 30th birthday…

We want to leave London

“Why would you want to not live in London anymore? its summer soon! Summer in London is great! Plus don’t forgot how perfect it is being the in heart of town for festive drinks and last minute shopping at Christmas?” Just one of the many reactions I received when saying out loud I wanted to…