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Influencer who cried after revealing she owns house outright at 21 admits she struggled to actually move in

Influencer who cried after revealing she owns house outright at 21 admits she struggled to actually move in

She said she struggled to move into her house after a backlash

An influencer who cried after she faced a backlash for posting about how she bought a house outright with no mortgage has said she 'struggled' to move in.

Earlier this year Bradford woman Katylee Bailey posted that she'd bought her first home at the age of 21, some distance younger than the average age of 33 for a first time buyer in England (excluding London).

Now I know what you're thinking but this isn't another one of those cases where someone tells the inspiring story of how they became a homeowner much younger than the average age and it turns out the reason is having determination, dedication and incredibly rich parents.

Nope, Katylee was able to make the money to buy her home through being an influencer on TikTok, where she now has over two million followers and according to the Telegraph and Argus something she started as 'a bit of fun' ended up making her up to £1,000 per video.

If you're particularly down with the kids and have spent any time on the TikTok you'll know the big accounts on there put out plenty of content, which is how Katylee was able to afford her own home.

Katylee cried as she explained she wasn't trying to brag about buying a house.
TikTok/@k4tyl33

That didn't stop her getting a backlash from people who are in dire straits where the idea of owning their own home seems a distant dream.

While Katylee called outright owning her own home at the age of 21 the 'biggest achievement of my life', some told her 'people that work the least get this' while 'people putting their life on the line can barely afford heating'.

She was told it was 'alright for some' and 'lucky you' for being able to buy her own house.

The influencer made another video where she tearfully explained that she wasn't trying to brag about buying a house and knew 'the system is absolutely f***ed'.

She went on to tell people she does actually work and 'did just fall lucky with social media', insisting she was not trying to brag about owning a home.

She explained that for a time she didn't want to move into her house after the backlash.
TikTok/@k4tyl33

Katylee later told Fox News she 'struggled' to move into her house and put it off for a while.

She said: "I struggled, and for a long time I didn't actually move into the house just because I felt such a heavy weight on my shoulder. I was scared with all the hate."

The influencer said she 'wanted people to grow with me' and to show them that people can 'still be normal' even if they have a big following online.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@k4tyl33

Topics: TikTok, Social Media, Home