Welcome to Homebuyer, the essential companion for anyone looking to buy a home. Whether you’re taking your first tentative steps into the market, or you’re thinking of trading up or downsizing, you’ll find Homebuyer packed full of useful tips, entertaining features and up-to-the-minute news.

When my parents got married in the late 1950s, both on fairly modest salaries and in their early 20s, they managed to buy a three-bedroom detached house in a leafy London suburb. When I followed suit thirty years later, I bought a three-bedroom terrace on a 100% mortgage for a little over twice my annual salary. You don’t need me to tell you that, in 2018, things are not quite as simple, and while a magazine editor can’t do very much about the state of the UK housing market, my team and I will be paying particular attention to affordable homes and the best finance options. In fact, we’re already lining up interviews with movers and shakers from within the property world to ensure that you have the very best information at your fingertips.

As well as featuring properties, we’ll be focusing on interior design, gardens and furniture, with articles and features which I hope will inspire you to make your home the best it can possibly be.

Feedback is always welcome – just drop me a line with suggestions or criticisms at editor@homebuyermag.com

That’s all from me for now. Happy househunting!