Student property gurus Ellie, Emily and Nadine talk chippy lane, zoom quiz nights and learning to change a light bulb.
Your favourite Cardiff takeaway?
ELLIE: It’s got to be F.A.B burgers, the best burger I’ve tried in a long time!
EMILY: Sushi Life on Wellfield Road.
If you have friends visiting Cardiff what are your top 3 places to show off the city? Can be anything!
ELLIE: Cardiff wouldn’t be Cardiff without the Rugby. So, taking friends to a rugby match at the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Bay is a great spot for drinks; Gin and Bake have the most amazing gins. And Castle Coch is perfect for a Sunday stroll.
EMILY: DEPOT for the best street food!
What were the best and worst things about lockdown?
ELLIE: I have a big family so not being able to see them as much as normal was challenging. On a positive note, I had a lot more free time which I spent trying to perfect my cooking skills.
NADINE: It was disappointing having to celebrate all my friends’ birthdays over Zoom instead of hitting the bars. Most of all, I missed the birth of my nephew and seeing my niece. On the flip side, I loved the opportunity to be lazy.
Best tried and tested ideas for group Zoom/House party entertainment?
ELLIE: Those that are based around the friendship group, funny times, embarrassing times and old baby photos are the best.
EMILY: Fancy dress quiz nights!
How old were you when you first changed a lightbulb?...honestly.
ELLIE: I must be honest; I don’t think I changed a lightbulb until I moved out and went to uni. Even then I had to ask my Dad which type of lightbulb to use.
Favourite film from your ‘student’ 18-21 years?
ELLIE: Pretty Woman was and still is one of my favourites. It is a strong classic.
EMILY: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Finish the sentence… You can’t call yourself a local (Cardiffian) unless you’ve…
ELLIE: Sung along to Tom Jones’ Delilah with the crowd at a Welsh rugby game.
EMILY: Ended a night out on chippy lane!
What’s the hardest part of your job? Most fun part?
EMILY: The people I work with and the tenants who I love chatting to make every day fun. I also love being the first to see the newly renovated properties.
NADINE: Getting up early in the mornings is never going to be my favourite thing.
What advice would you give your 18 year old self on renting a house with friends?
ELLIE: Girls are actually messier than boys!
EMILY: Don’t rush into getting the first property you see, have a look around first.
NADINE: Make sure they are clean and tidy people and will share the cooking!
Everyone has a good idea for an app, what’s yours?
ELLIE: A laser tag app. Being able to play laser tag in your house with your housemates would be amazing!
Our production team have been busy filming student house tours, so you can view houses from wherever you are.
Nadine, Ellie and Emily and the rest of our team are here to talk you through finding your student home for 2021. Individually or as a group, we can set up a face-to-face via Zoom, Whatapp or Facetime. We know these properties inside and out so tell us what you like and we’ll find your perfect property match. Message #zoom2021 to get started.
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