As you’ve no doubt noticed from my previous blog posts, I never mention any of my clients by name. However, this particular post will be an exception to that rule.
A number of you may already follow Ross & Ian on Instagram. You also might know them better from their Instagram handle @our1930sfixerupper. For those of you that aren’t already familiar, the Instagram account started out a couple of years ago when Ross & Ian bought a house together in Reading. As the Insta handle suggests, it was a 1930s property that was in desperate need of a full face lift.
Over the 24 months since then we’ve watched them transform an old run down house into a beautiful home. Starting out with a handful of followers they’re now at the dizzy heights of almost 65,000 Instagram followers! We’ve seen walls come down and new ones go up with the extension resulting in a amazing new kitchen. The overall design and décor has been done so well. They’ve picked up some great pieces of furniture along the way including the famous Monks Bench in the hall.
So what’s all this got to do with me I hear you all ask?
Set out your plan and execute
When Ross, Ian and I first discussed the situation earlier this year we set out some clear plans. They wanted to finish the renovation off without having to use anymore of their own money if possible. Let the property give them something back in return – a reward for all their hard work up to this point.
All done - money in the bank
From my perspective, although not entirely straightforward, this wasn’t an overly challenging case. That’s simply because I help people with remortgages of this nature all the time. Therefore I was absolutely confident of getting Ross & Ian what they needed from the outset. I knew exactly where and how to place this case.
This has been one of my most enjoyable mortgages cases to work on. Not only have I been able to help 2 friends continue with a big home renovation project. I also saved them money on their outgoings at the same time. But most important of all, I played a key role in the second stage of possibly the greatest Instagram property modernisation project of all time!