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Tell us your Happy Place: meet our winner

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A Stoke-on-Trent student who is saving for her first home is the winner of our Tell us your Happy Place competition and the proud owner of a new iPad2.

Charlotte Mountford, 22, is studying accountancy and marketing and also works part time as bar manager. She entered’s Tell Us Your Happy Place draw after stumbling on the competition while browsing the website.

“An iPad2 is something I’ve always wanted, but when you’re saving up for a house, it’s a bit of an extravagant expense,” says Mountford who wants to get on the property ladder by the end of the year with her boyfriend. “It’s going to be really great and help us so much. We can write an online diary and it’s really going to help with scheduling everything in.” had almost 900 entries in its Tell us your Happy Place competition.

The winning entry, which was drawn at random, said: “My happy place is my squidgy bed with a good magazine and a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows on top…all snug listening to the rain and howling wind outside.”

Mountford is now firmly focused on realising her dream of buying a home.

“I’m still at home, I’m currently saving up for a house with my boyfriend. We’re sort of trying to scrape a deposit together between us and have a little look at the housing market and try to gauge what it’s doing.

“My happy place in terms of my living situation is definitely buying a home. It’s what I’m looking to do. It’s okay to live at home with my mum and dad, but I’ve got to the age where I think I’d quite like to have my own space.”

October 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM Leave a comment

We’ll pay your mortgage or rent for one month – enter our competition now

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Things can be a little tough at the moment, which is why we’ve just launched a new competition that gives you the chance to have your mortgage or rent paid for by us for a month.

It’s easy to enter – all you have to do is click through to the Happy Place and register. All the terms and conditions are there for you too.

Enter now and don’t forget to spread the word and tell your friends.

October 10, 2011 at 12:57 PM Leave a comment

Win: A signed Phil Spencer book

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The office was all a buzz a couple of weeks back when we got to interview none other than the nicest bloke in property – Phil Spencer.

The Location Location Location star told us all about his latest book – How to Buy Your First Home (And How To Sell It Too) – a very practical tome aimed at, as you’d guess from the title, those who want to buy their first home.

Not only did Spencer – who along with Kirstie Allsopp is one half of the UK’s most famous property couple – tell us that he thinks first-time buyers are key to ensuring the long-term health of the market, but he served up some tips for those who want to get on the home ladder as quickly as possible.

“Try to choose a property that will suit you for the longest period of time,” Spencer told “Also, try to chose a property that you can add value to during the time that you live there … because the market isn’t going to help you move in the future.”

All good advice from Mr Spencer. Oh, and he was nice enough to sign five of his books for five lucky readers. Just email with Phil Spencer in the subject line and you’ll be in with a chance to win one.

Read the terms and conditions

This competition has now closed.

June 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM 1 comment

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