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Display Name: Sabrina00
Member Since: 2/13/14

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Also, in what way is Highbury and Islington similar to Finsbury Park? They're located next to each other but there are no similarities between the two areas. Rent and house prices are lower in Finsbury Park. H&I is a trendy and affluent and Middle Class area while Finsbury Park is run down (although the area is gentrifying). Remember, post code is everything to Londoners and rent and house prices reflect this.


A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide
7/23/14 05:00 PM

All this is relative to where you live, whether you rent or own and where you plan to retire. My husband and I own a flat in London and, if all goes to plan, our mortgage will be paid off by our early fifties. We are still contributing to our work pensions, but we believe property is a much better investment. In our area of London, over the last twenty years, house prices have doubled every 7 years on average. Just this month they rose by 10 percent. So, by the time we retire at 66 (in about 35 years) our flat will hopefully be worth quite a bit and we plan on either releasing equity from our flat to fund our retirement or selling it and moving somewhere with a much cheaper standard of living, like Spain (warmer weather too!).

Of course, all this is dependant on house prices rising and our ability to pay our mortgage over the next few years, hence why I still save about twenty percent of my paycheck each month.


How Much Money Should I Be Saving Each Month? Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/17/14 02:42 PM

I really wish some people would understand what it's like to live in an expensive, overcrowded city like London, where most flats are tiny and you're lucky to have space to hang your jacket, let alone enough kitchen space to hide your liquor bottles. My husband and I keep our liquor bottles displayed on a beautiful antique cupboard tucked in the corner of our living room because, really, in a tiny London flat with no fitted wardrobes where else are we supposed to keep them? In the oven?


Fun or Faux Pas? Liquor Bottles on Display
2/13/14 07:39 AM