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Sarah and Dan Grow Up - Lets Get House Hunting...

So as promised here is the second instalment to our house hunt... I left off last time with what we'd done with our mortgage and I had spoken about saving up for that all important deposit, so now we're on to my favourite bit, actually looking around people's houses - queue tireless hours spent crawling over Rightmove and Zoopla!

As I said before we're looking for a house that isn't in too great of a shape, a 'fixer-upper'. The market seems to have a few floating around, so we didn't think it'd be too hard to find what we're looking for. We're after a minimum of two beds, preferably three, and we need a large kitchen/dinner or a separate dinning room as we have the biggest table in the world, which is very pretty and we want to keep it. We're not too fussed whether it's a semi, end terraced or mid terraced. We'd also like an off-road parking spot and a nice garden but we're willing to compromise on these... and I feel compro…

Sarah and Dan Grow Up - The Property Adventure Begins...

Hey everyone, it's been a while! Thought it was about time I got back into the blogging and with something new to blog about too I definitely had to do it!
Me and my better half (ha! 😘) are about to take our first steps onto the property ladder, or at least we're trying to- there seem to be hundreds of sites out there to tell you how they think you should do it and lots of what people are calling 'handy tips' and 'hints', and there are even guides on how to do property developing... and well I'm sure a fair bit is useful, I'm also sure a fair bit is utter crap too, because if it was that easy wouldn't everyone be doing it? 

So I figured why don't I write a blog of our experiences from start to finish and actually be honest about things we might be doing or have done wrong and hopefully right too, and you can all laugh at me as I inevitably take a sledgehammer to a load-bearing wall or when we price something up unrealistically to the point whe…