• Buying A House: Exchanging Contracts and Completion

    20th August 2018

    I last updated our house buying journey at the beginning of June when we had just had our offer accepted and the solicitor was in the process of doing the relevant searches. Ten long weeks have passed us by since then, weeks which have passed by rather quickly but with each day filled with stress…

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  • Moving House | 5 Ways I’m Going to Be More Environmentally Friendly in Our New Home

    7th August 2018

    We are literally days away from completing on our first ever owned family home and my brain is full of plans and ideas of what we need to do and what is to come over the next months and years.

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  • Buying A House: Using Skipton’s Lifetime ISA (LISA)

    23rd July 2018

    Since the launch of the Lifetime ISA over a year ago, I have championed how great they are for first time buyers and have told anyone who will listen that it’s one the best ways to save for a deposit for their first home.

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  • Buying A House: The Mortgage Offer

    4th June 2018

    Once we had put an offer in for our dream home and it had been accepted, the property was quickly taken off the market and on Rightmove it showed as SOLD STC. I was so, so happy and couldn’t help but tell the world on Instagram. I was soon living to regret this when the…

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  • Buying A House: Decision in Principle and Finding Our Dream Home

    1st June 2018

    So, a few weeks ago we decided that it was time to start the mortgage application process. As I have previously mentioned, we have Lifetime ISAs which are ready to be used in June and with me just having a significant pay rise, we thought why not try now? The thought process was if we…

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  • Buying A House: Questions to Ask When Viewing a Property

    28th May 2018

    We’ve just spent the past few weeks viewing multiple properties while trying to find our dream home and the first thing that really surprised me was the fact you are usually shown around by the vendor as opposed to the estate agent. I suppose it’s from watching way too may American TV shows that I…

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  • Buying A House: Our Story So Far

    15th May 2018

    Neil and I will have been together for eight years this year and married for four and yet we are still renting. I’ve made no secret since I’ve started blogging that we want to buy our own home, but things have not been all that easy for a multitude of reasons. This is our story…

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