Nic Hopkirk

Senior Editor

Nic is a lifestyle writer and editor who has written for the Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Time Inc and Marks & Spencer. A former managing editor for Microsoft, Nic ran the Lifestyle group of channels on MSN, covering content ranging from food and travel to fashion and beauty. She's acted as a consultant for Global Radio, a launch editor for boutique sites and began her career as a regional news journalist.

Latest articles by Nic Hopkirk

  1. What is a Lifetime ISA?

    A Lifetime ISA is an ISA with benefits. You can save up to £4,000 a year with one and the government will chip in an extra 25%. That’s up to £1,000, for free. 

    A Lifetime ISA is an ISA with benefits. You can save up to £4,000 a year with one and the ...

  2. How much does it cost to buy a home?

    How much does it really cost to buy a new place? We take a look at all the fees and extras involved when purchasing a house or flat.

    How much does it really cost to buy a new place? We take a look at all the fees and extras...

  3. How much can I borrow for a mortgage?

    Ready to start shopping for a home? Once you’ve stashed away a deposit, it’s time to work out how much you can borrow.

    Ready to start shopping for a home? Once you’ve stashed away a deposit, it’s time to work ...

  4. What's the minimum deposit for a mortgage?

    Ready to step onto the property ladder? From 95% mortgages to government schemes designed to give you a leg-up, here's what's available to help you on your way.

    Ready to step onto the property ladder? From 95% mortgages to government schemes designed ...

  5. Homes sold in 15 minutes, what an estate agent saw through Covid

    Buyers paying £100,000 over the asking price, knocking on doors unannounced and homes sold in 15 minutes. A year in the life of an estate agent working through Covid.

    Buyers paying £100,000 over the asking price, knocking on doors unannounced and homes sold...

  6. How can you maximise your kerb appeal?

    In one of the hottest markets in years, here's how to make sure the first impression your home makes is the one that buyers want to see.

    In one of the hottest markets in years, here's how to make sure the first impression your ...

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