Jayne Dowle

Freelance Property Journalist & Copywriter Fellowship (FHEA)

Jayne Dowle is an award-winning freelance property journalist with over 20 years of experience.


With 20 years of experience as a freelance property writer, Jayne writes for a wide variety of prestigious newspapers, magazines and content providers.

She writes about everything from paint colours to property values, but has specialist hands-on knowledge of renovation, DIY, interiors, eco and self-build homes, household organisation and money management. 

With a strong editorial background in national newspapers and magazines - she’s been an editor and writer for The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Express and the Daily Mail - Jayne combines this track record with in-depth knowledge of all things property. 

Jayne is Property of the Month columnist for House Beautiful, writes about design and architecture for Grand Designs Magazine and self-build for Selfbuilder + Homemaker magazine. Her work regularly appears in The Times Bricks & Mortar and The Sunday Times Home, where she covers buying, selling, renovating, national market analysis and property news stories. 

Appearing regularly on BBC radio and chairing property industry events, Jayne also writes a twice-weekly column in the Yorkshire Post. She lives in South Yorkshire with her builder husband and two teenagers, and has recently renovated her 1920s house. 


  • Previous Editor & Property Writer

    Times Bricks & Mortar & Sunday Times Homes

  • Property Writer

    House Beautiful

  • Property Writer

    Grand Designs Magazine

  • Regional Judge

    Federation of Master Builders Awards

  • Chairwoman

    Rotherham Developer Summit, January 2020

  • Editor & Writer

    Daily Telegraph

  • Editor & Writer

    Daily Express

  • Editor & Writer

    Daily Mail


  • Keble College, Oxford

    MA Oxon, English Literature & Language


Jayne has previously been recognised for her work as an experienced property journalist by being nominated for numerous awards within the industry. Some of these have been listed below. 

  • Consumer Magazine Property Journalist of the Year, 2019 - Shortlisted

    The Property Press Awards

  • Catherine Pakenham Award - Winner

    The Sunday Telegraph

Other Authors

Adele MacGregor

Digital Content Executive at Compare My Move

Ashleigh Williams

Digital Content Executive at Compare My Move

Martha Lott

Senior Digital Content Executive at Compare My Move

Nicola Ryan

Digital Content Executive at Compare My Move

Expert Reviewers

Carol O'Leary

Director of Thursfields Solicitors

Dave Sayce

Owner & Managing Director of Compare My Move

David Opie

Today’s Media Managing Director and Ambassador of the Conveyancing Foundation

Emma Lunn

Freelance Personal Finance Journalist

Gareth Brooks

RMNJ Solicitor and Partner

Graham Norwood

Editor at Letting Agent Today and Landlord Today

Jonathan Rolande

Founder of NAPB and Director of House Buy Fast

Leonie Rowe

Associate and Licensed Conveyancer at Wolferstans Solicitors

Martyn Maxwell

Director & Senior Snagging Inspector of New Build Inspections

Mike Ashton

Director at Cambridge Building Surveyors

Steve Jordan

Founder and Editor of The Mover Magazine

Tetyana Rehman

Senior Solicitor at JBGass