evon Parker, 32, remembers her first time. It was almost 15 years ago. She was 23 when she bought and developed her first property – “a very rundown” two-bedroom end-of-terrace house with a garage and garden – in South Shields for £64,000.
The initial capital for Parker’s now-booming property business – Classhouse Property – came from her savings. “I started saving specifically to buy property when I was 14 years old,” the South Tyneside-based property developer and landlord explains over the phone. “I would save all of my pocket money and I asked for money for Christmas and birthdays instead of presents so I could keep building up my investment pot.”