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Sarah Beenie's Mortgage Free...

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User2468 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:16:14

Living mortgage free is easy.

All you need is a relative with a large country estate who'll let you live like a traveller on their land for free.

Great work SB, highly achievable for everyone 😂

ImYourMama Wed 26-Apr-17 20:19:34

Or a £25k pot from modelling to buy a fucking boat hmm

User2468 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:23:23

Oh yes, I forgot a pot of money.

It's so simple, I don't know why I hadn't thought of it myself!

expatinscotland Wed 26-Apr-17 20:28:59

How she keeps getting work I'll never know.

Sarasue1967 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:30:35

What a twat this woman actually is. I'm more shocked at the production company and network purchasers though. This is seriously out of touch

Asmoto Wed 26-Apr-17 20:34:24

I gave up watching property programmes years ago. The people they feature always seem to have budgets that are completely unrealistic for the average person.

Sarasue1967 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:38:00

Admits that I do true. "Kirsty and Phil have a real challenge this week, bob and Jane want a twinned flat in London and have a tight budget of 750k"

Bearbehind Wed 26-Apr-17 20:40:31

What a load of shite.

Obviously everyone has a mummy and daddy with a huge garage they can give to the kids to convert.

As for the twat with his trailer - words fail me.

Honeyandfizz Wed 26-Apr-17 20:40:39

Expat my thoughts exactly. She always comes across so bloody smug too!

expatinscotland Wed 26-Apr-17 20:41:27

Anything featuring Kirsty Allsop is, too.

SwedishEdith Wed 26-Apr-17 20:43:14

Honestly, I think programmes like this contributed to the Brexit vote.

Bearbehind Wed 26-Apr-17 20:47:16

Honestly, I think programmes like this contributed to the Brexit vote.

Why?

Smug fuckers like this have no bearing on being in or out of the EU.

expatinscotland Wed 26-Apr-17 20:49:07

Sarasue what's their budget for the 'crash pad'?

Lilmisskittykat Thu 27-Apr-17 10:54:50

I started to watch this last night ... gave up after twenty minutes.

I'd be mortgage free if i moved into my parents garage! Or my dad owned farm land .. but guess what most of us don't have super rich parents to live off

Just so out of touch.

chickenwire17 Thu 27-Apr-17 10:57:46

I AM curious about these teeny tiny homes built on the back of trailers, though. I would love to revisit them in 12 months time and see how easy they REALLY are to live in, day in and day out...

MiaowTheCat Thu 27-Apr-17 12:06:05

I love Kirstie and Phil for those episodes where the couple want a five bed house with room for extension and adding value but without actually having to do anything more than wave a paintbrush around, in an up and coming area of London for 50p... and you're watching the dynamic duo fighting the urge to throttle them throughout the episode - before deluded young couple end up buying a flat in Scunthorpe or something instead.

Kirstie in crafting goddess mode though makes me want to hurl a brick at the telly with her "and instead of buying my son a PS4 like he really would want for Christmas I've made him this hand blown glass bauble and it's only cost me a five night glass blowing retreat course in the Caribbean but has given Christmas a whole new handmade and on a budget touch"

JT05 Thu 27-Apr-17 12:15:07

I agree with all previous posters, but I did wonder where the trailer couple did their washing? Also not much storage for clothes!
I bet it's damp in the winter.

TurquoiseDress Thu 27-Apr-17 13:30:24

I am laughing out loud at all the comments here...I quite agree!

MaybeDoctor Thu 27-Apr-17 13:52:26

There was an example last year of a micro house that someone had converted from an apple store or something. It turned out that it was in the PIL's backyard, so the family were able to constantly run in and out of their house anyway. hmm

Interesting as an architectural project, but not as a model for family life.

LeBoob Thu 27-Apr-17 14:11:13

I can't help but think, what about if you have kids hmm

ShortLass Thu 27-Apr-17 17:24:52

In the first episode, there was a family who had overpaid their mortage by scrimping and saving and became mortgage free a lot earlier than if they'd paid just the required amount.

This is a more practical approach for most people, but you couldn't make a whole series out of "we shopped at cheaper places and put the money into the mortgage instead".

Property programmes do well for Channel 4 and they have made an effort in recent years to extend their offerings in this area. Some are successful, some not so much.

I think Sarah Beenie is pretty good as a presenter and she has a lot of pre-TV experience of being a property developer. Her best show, I reckon, is Double Your House for Half the Money which you can still watch on All4 (C4's on demand service). Lots of tips and ideas for people doing home improvements.

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 28-Apr-17 16:47:24

Another top tip was to already own an expensive house in a popular owner and then to sell it and downsize just using the equity you've already made! no shit Sherlock!

sulee Fri 28-Apr-17 20:55:23

Sick of these property programmes and the patronising money saving ones too! Overpay your mortgage by shopping at Lidl and save a few bob-why didn't I think of that?!! Switch your utility providers!!!!! What planet are these people on- talk about stating the bleeding obvious!

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