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It still seems pretty surreal that we own our own place. And this year in April will mark an entire year that we’ve owned the property. I love that we have our own space and that we can transform it in any way without having to worry about a landlord. Our property in London has fast become a home but I think both me and Sam would love to have a place just outside of London to settle down in. Through blogging, I’ve managed to create a tidy income for myself which has got me thinking about creating a property portfolio for both me and Sam.
I want to learn more about how I can invest my money into property so that we can make more use of our money than it just sitting in the bank. I’ve always had an interest in property and I think it comes from my mum because she has always wanted to be an estate agent. I personally feel like she’d be great at selling homes and I think if I hadn’t been so invested in drama, I may have considered this career path for myself. We brought our property using the Help To Buy scheme and I think despite the fact you can’t use your government bonus on the deposit, it’s still guaranteed to save you £12,000 over the course of the scheme. I think a lot of us find it hard saving money but when you have something like this in place, you have no choice but to save.
Blogging really has provided me with so much over the years but now it’s coming to a point where I may have some serious money coming in and I want to make use of it in the best ways possible. I’ve already started to look for areas of interest to move to. It’s daunting to think that when we move, we will have to have a much bigger removal van and I’m going to have to do my research on removal companies because the one we used last time ended up breaking a lamp. So locally, I’m going to look out for recommendations and the same can be said for those of my readers based over in Burbank, MyBekins.com is one that’s recommended.
So what is my plan for the next 3 years? Well, we still need to fill our home with the rest of the furniture and save for a wedding. However, I’d like to use this time to save as much as my money as possible and during this time, start to explore the different options that are available because at the end of the day, I want to be able to live comfortably and give my children (when I have them) the best start in life. I think after we get married, we’ll move further out. That also means we’ll likely have a property that may need a bit of work doing to it, unlike ours now which was brand new. So I think both me and Sam will have to get educated on DIY around the house. If you’re after some help on your own property’s maintenance, click here now.
Would you ever consider jumping on the property ladder? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.