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Some samples of my work as a freelance journalist, copywriter and blogger.
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General features

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The latest data on the housing market, released by Halifax, shows that average house prices in the UK fell by 1.5% in December 2022.
Many of us long to build our own homes, but financing a custom build, or self build, isn’t always easy. Thanks to the new government Help to Build scheme though, which launched this week, those dreams could become a reality.
First of all – don’t panic! Waiting to hear on a mortgage can be stressful, but just because your underwriter is asking for more documents, doesn’t mean there’s necessarily a problem.

Financial features

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I'm a single mum - here's how I bought a house
What it's like being a young grandparent
I became a Granny at 41: I write for the Metro about my experiences as a young mum and Granny.

First person features

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Playgroups and Prosecco, published by Penguin
Slummy Single Mummy - multi-award winning lifestyle blog, established in 2009.
Slummy Single Mummy on Instagram

Slummy Single Mummy

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My very own podcast, cohosted with Gill Sims
Episode #69: Solo parenting with Jo Middleton the slummy single mummy

Podcasts

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Learning Spanish to date a Spanish man!
First time buyer saving journey

Video

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Influencer spotlight

Interviews

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The parent taxi app
Will the four gift feature take off?
Favourite blogger feature

Contributor

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Are house prices falling a good thing?
The latest data on the housing market, released by Halifax, shows that average house prices in the UK fell by 1.5% in December 2022.
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Government announce plans for new Help To Build Scheme
Many of us long to build our own homes, but financing a custom build, or self build, isn’t always easy. Thanks to the new government Help to Build scheme though, which launched this week, those dreams could become a reality.
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Mortgage underwriter keeps asking for more documents. What should I do?
First of all – don’t panic! Waiting to hear on a mortgage can be stressful, but just because your underwriter is asking for more documents, doesn’t mean there’s necessarily a problem.
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Is it better to buy a house with cash?
For many people, being mortgage free is the ultimate financial dream. Having no mortgage can give you a great sense of security as well as a lot more monthly disposable income, but does that mean it’s better to buy a house with cash if you can?
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House prices bounce back from first dip of 2022
Following a dip in house prices over the summer, property is back on track this month with an increase in the average property price to £367,760 in September 2022 – a rise of 0.7% on the month before.
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Credit reports explained
If you’re looking to apply for a mortgage or any other form of credit then you’ll need to understand your credit report and how it might impact your chances of success.
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9 easy DIY Halloween ideas
Halloween is just around the corner and what better excuse to forget about the doom and gloom of the real world and have a bit of spooky fun?
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What Could Rishi Sunak’s Premiership Mean for Housing and Mortgages?
With the UK adjusting to news of yet another new Prime Minister, we take a look at what the appointment of Rishi Sunak could mean for homeowners, potential buyers and housing as a whole.
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Year in Review: 2022
What did 2022 hold for property and mortgages? Let's look at some of the highlights.
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Bank of England raises interest rates to 3.5%
What do interest rate rises mean for homeowners?
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I'm a single mum - here's how I bought a house
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Grazia
What it's like being a young grandparent
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Truths about school uniform shopping all parents can relate to