Esther Shaw

Esther is an award-winning journalist who has written property and personal finance articles for the national newspapers for well over a decade.

She has worked as Money Editor of the Sunday Express, and Deputy Money Editor of the Independent and Independent on Sunday.

As a freelancer, she continues to write regularly for the Mail on Sunday, Mirror Online, Sun Online and Moneywise magazine.

Latest articles by Esther Shaw

  1. Why buying a new-build could save you money

    From warranties to cheaper bills, how new homes are good for your bank balance long-term.

    From warranties to cheaper bills, how new homes are good for your bank balance long-term....

  2. What to do if your house gets down valued by the bank

    You've found your dream home and you're willing to pay the full asking price. But the bank says your potential new pad isn't worth the price tag. Here's what to do.

    You've found your dream home and you're willing to pay the full asking price. But the bank...

  3. What is gazumping and how can I avoid it?

    Gazumping is when your accepted offer is trumped by another buyer. Here’s how to minimise the risk of it happening to you.

    Gazumping is when your accepted offer is trumped by another buyer. Here’s how to minimise ...

  4. 5 home improvements that do not require planning permission

    Is your home ready for a refresh? Here are the large projects you can tackle without having to apply to your council for planning permission.

    Is your home ready for a refresh? Here are the large projects you can tackle without havin...

  5. 9 things you might not know you need planning permission for

    From greenhouses and sheds to treehouses and fences, the things you didn't know you might need planning permission for.

    From greenhouses and sheds to treehouses and fences, the things you didn't know you might ...

  6. Sole agency versus multi agency

    We weigh up the pros and cons of both estate agent contracts.

    We weigh up the pros and cons of both estate agent contracts....

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