I am Kate, and on the market for a new home. Of course I understand that once I find a place I love enough to purchase there is going to be a considerable amount of work to be done, with renovating, repairing and decorating, it doesn't really matter what condition the property is already in I expect I'll still have plenty that I want to do. I've been practising a little on my rented property with the things I'm allowed to do here, but that is much more limited.
I'll be reading about your projects, writing about my own, and of course asking questions as I progress. So I look forward to having you all help me out (please).